Our daughter in law, Christen (Tyler’s bride :), gave birth to a precious baby girl this past Saturday at 5:31p. Amelia Kate Fields was born 6.3lbs and 18.75″ and, yes, I am one proud Pops!! It was so awesome to see Christen radiate so much joy and contentment as she held her in her arms. And then to watch Tyler. Such a big, strong, get r’ done guy, just melt with emotion and tenderness as she almost disappeared in his hands. It was obvious Amelia instantly had him wrapped completely around her little finger.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of our Heavenly Father and how that’s exactly how he feels about us. Joy, contentment, emotion, tenderness, unfailing and unconditional love. Did you know he wants to bless you even more than you want to bless your children? In the Old Testament, so much of the time, God’s blessings started out with the word “may”. Check out Psalm 20 where David’s blessing Israel. “May the Lord respond to your cry. May the God of Israel keep you safe. . . . May he send you help. . . . May he remember all your gifts. . . . May he grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans. May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory. . . . May the Lord answer all your prayers” (Psalm 20:1-5).
That word “may” can be translated “allow”. Meaning, just allow God to bless and do whatever he wants to do for you. This is key to receiving His blessings, that you settle it in your heart once and for all and never doubt it. Because doubt always results in questioning God’s desire to answer your prayers and lavish love on you with his blessings. Never forget God’s word has the same power to bless you just like He did Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.