To the person who understands the idea of covenant, it is no mystery that the New Covenant brings all the blessings of God to the life of the believer. It places us in a position to receive all of God’s goodness and provision.
The strength of a covenant brings two parties together and gives them access to one another’s wealth and influence. Really, we have nothing to offer God, but He has everything to offer us. We receive His strength and richness, and He takes our weakness and lack.
As the focus of God’s love, we have been brought into this covenant by simple faith in the sacrifice of Jesus and we have been given the right to receive all that this covenant includes.
It is important to realize that we must provide the avenues for God to bring His plan to us. He is the source of the provision and miracles, but our obedience, our faith, and our faithfulness to Him are the pathways that bring His abundance to us.
The more we understand how God thinks about us, however, the easier it is to be obedient and stand on His Word in faith. Psalm 115 gives us powerful insight into the way God thinks:
“The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great. May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men” (vv. 12-16 NKJV).
God’s thoughts are fixed on us! He has not forgotten us or the things we are facing. He has remembered us. God is looking for ways to bring His best, His goodness, and His increase into our lives.
These verses from Psalm 115 tell us that God not only has us on His mind, but our increase and blessing as well. He is the giver of all good and perfect things, and He desires to bring increase to us.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17 NKJV).
Let’s open our hearts to receive from His goodness today. His thoughts are fixed on us. Let’s fix our thoughts on Him also.