"And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the
voice of the Lord thy God!" ~Deuteronomy 28:2
Hey there Everyone! :O) Hope your week has been great!
"Truly Rich" - nice combination of words, don't you think? I'm rather fond of castles too, so the three together seemed perfect! ;o) lol. Speaking of castles, I'd like you to imagine something with me, ok? :O) What do you think it would be like if the most powerful and wealthiest of kings singled you out? What if he was so fond of you, favored you and loved you that he wanted to adopt you as his very own?! He sees worth in you like no one ever has and wants you to be part of his family, but he leaves the choice up to you. Whewie! I'd say it'd be pretty stinkin awesome - don't you?! lol! The truly, richest king in ALL the land, personally concerned and thrilled over your life being a part of his?!
Wowzers! And he only asks that you live in the standards and manners fitting to a child of the king and that you follow the commands that he has established. (Did I mention that he's the wisest of all kings that ever ruled too?!) Oh, and what's more, is that he gives very rich rewards for following each of his commands! Some of his rewards he gives in hand and some he keeps in a storehouse made just for you! So, with all that being said, I'm pretty sure that you would accept his offer of adoption right? :O) Seems like a dream come true - doesn't it? Well, I'd agree! Also, as if him single-ing you out wasn't enough - his love and gifts never stop (they're endless)! His blessings make rich and there's no cons attached! What I've described only scratches the surface of life as the king's very own and there's always new amazingness; yet there would be challenges. (Nothing that you couldn't handle together though!) Being His, wouldn't mean that the enemy wouldn't be after you. And it would mean that your loyalty would cause you to go to war and fight for him and his kingdom, which is not the easiest of tasks. BUT, His countless armies would stand ready to fight with you and the king equips and provides the best resources, as well as the best guidance, comfort and healing for his own! (Note: Defeat has never been in your kings history and never will be - so going to war, with a king of that prophecy wouldn't be so bad! ;o)
Sound like a life you'd like to experience? Well, if you've given your life to Christ - this "imagine if" story is TRUE of YOU! And if you've given your life to Christ, but it doesn't seem anything like the experience above - the only thing preventing that is you. Lies from the enemy love to confuse children of the King and get them to live as though they are paupers. Satan loves whispering into our ears falsities that get our focus on life situations and circumstances and worthless, worldly things till we start to forget who we are and eventually live as what we're not! Nothing grieves God, the King of Kings more. YOU, being a pauper couldn't be farther from the truth! You are His and He'd never abandon you - never. Fight against the lies of the enemy and don't allow your guard down!
Does being God's very own mean that life, on earth, is absolutely care free and easy - no. But, IT DOES mean that you have the King of angel armies always by your side! It DOES means that you're equipped with the very best of resources and provided with the best guidance, comfort and healing!!! Does following His commands mean you you literally get a check in the bank every time you obey Him? Lol...probably not - but I guarantee that there is treasure, beyond what you can fathom being stored up for you in heaven (He promises that!) AND that you truly will have the richest of blessings here on earth! (He promises that too!) You gotta look for it in all kinds of different forms though! (Don't limit the King of Kings to green paper only! ;o) His blessings have endless possibilities!
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He
addeth no sorrow with it!"
"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord,
and whose hope the Lord is!"
"He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation!"
Live the best of lives friends! Live WHO you are, use your "sword of truth" against lies, obey the King's commands, fight for His Kingdom, receive His comfort, accept His perfectly wise counsel and act on it; enjoy His matchless love, soak in His incredible blessings and experience what it is to be, TRULY RICH!
THE KING AND HIS BLESSINGS ARE YOURS, BECAUSE YOU ARE HIS!
Praying for you!
P.S. God brought to mind the hymn "My Father is Rich in Houses and Lands". Look it up! It will bless ya like crazy! :O)