OVERTAKEN BY BLESSINGS

What does it mean to be overtaken by blessings?  To be overtaken in any situation means there is a race, or a competition.  So to be overtaken by blessings is an indication that I am racing ‘Blessings’, and I am not the winner.  I think it means being so blessed that I don’t know what to do with it all; blessings ahead of me, behind me, beside me, above me, and underneath me.

Have you ever been overtaken by blessings?  In a way, I think we all have, because we don’t really deserve any of the blessings we get as it is, but I believe to be overtaken means above and beyond that.

 How possible is it to be overtaken by blessings?  Do you believe God honors His promises?  Then here is what He promised the Israelites, and Christians can claim it as well. “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtakeyou” (Deut 28:2a, NKJV).  

 So how do we get blessings to overtake us?  I should mention that this is one of the promises based on conditions.  “If you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that..” (Deut 28:1a).

 What will it look like when you are overtaken by blessings? “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.  Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, …and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you” (Deut 28:3-8).  

 The secret of being overtaken by blessings is obedience to God’s commands!  The thought of being overtaken by blessings is overwhelming!  Let us learn to be obedient, and even without blessings, we still need to obey Him.  He prefers our obedience to our sacrifices (1 Sam 15:22).