Life’s Blessings Come At A Cost To Someone

I remember during COVID posting a comment on Facebook about counting my blessings when the price of gas fell to $1.18 a gallon. Someone commented that MY blessing was at the cost of the jobs of HIS friends who are oil workers. As I reflected upon the comment God reminded me that ALL of our blessings come at a cost to someone. The greatest blessing we experience is the fellowship of God’s presence through the gift of salvation and—THAT cost Jesus His LIFE. 

As God’s child, to live in His presence is the greatest blessing we will ever experience!

After we are born again, we are invited to walk in His presence; but to do so we must walk holy. Our flesh has a natural repulsion to submitting to God because we have believed the lies of the world for so long. We think God’s way is a drag! This great deception makes us the thieves of our own joy. We miss out on so many of the abundant miracles and blessings that God has planned for us. 

When we love anyone or anything more than we love Jesus—we are in love with a thief.

Jesus said: 

“All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” ‭‭‬‬

John‬ ‭10‬:‭8‬-‭11‬

All other things or people that we love more than we love Jesus are thieves and robbers. When we stray from God’s will, we stray from the very abundance which we seek to possess but will never find apart from HIM. 

The gift of salvation cost Jesus a price we cannot comprehend and gives us the opportunity to receive blessings that no one can ever take away!

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4 Responses

    1. Thank you for your question. The first step was when I trusted Jesus as my Lord and Savior (see gift of salvation section of website if you need to know how). The second part is not complicated. Desired more than anything to know him. When we desire something we follow through with it. It’s like a relationship with another person – – you spend time with them, you find out what they like what they don’t like and who they are. So in my relationship with God, I read his word faithfully every day, pray to him every day, do my best to obey his word by doing the things that he says to do like joining a church community, and carrying out the great commission of Jesus Christ. It’s a process. All relationships are. the key though, is to know him as the Lord and Savior, because then your spirit is made alive and can communicate with him.

      I hope this helps! Obviously, connecting to a Bible, believing teaching church is going to be critical in your growth as well. The reason I write these devotionals is because God inspires them, and I want to help people grow closer to God. I pray that they are helping you as well!


      1. Praise God for 6 months clean! I have many friends who are recovering from substance abuse; but, we ALL have unhealthy addictions. Anything we love more than we love God is an unhealthy addiction. 🙂 You can search my website for “addiction” and find several devotionals on the subject. I’ve attached one for you. Remember, GOD’s Got this!

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