“Therefore, may God grant you gentle showers from heaven and the fertile soils of the earth, and rich harvests of grain and wine. May many peoples come and serve you, and may nations bow down to you” – Genesis 27:28-29
Isaac is blessing Jacob with these words. Those days, blessings and inheritance were passed on mainly with Words. Words of conviction and authority. Laying of hands and proclaiming over one’s life by their father was the greatest deal of that time.
Yes, Jacob was wealthy, blessed and known to be a man through whom a nation erupted. But every blessing comes with a responsibility. Enacting those responsibilities by yielding to the Holy Spirit breathes maturity into each of us.
Also, every blessing is attached with a divine responsibility and it can only be fulfilled when we wholly surrender to God. A new baby is born. Yes, indeed a blessing from heaven. But, that’s not it. Taking care and nourishing this baby takes effort, diligence and change in priorities. There is a responsibility that sets in, to play the role of a parent/caretaker to this blessing.
Similarly a marriage, a new job, a new business, new funds that hit our account and a new transfer. All of these don’t come with fantasies but with responsibilities.
Even if financially you win a jackpot, God still has seen many to whom that money in your hands must reach and bless. In carrying out our responsibilities faithfully we are imparted with Godly authority and affluence, to bring an impact, of cleaning a mess that wouldn’t be fixed otherwise.
If our blessings have to make a mark beyond a moment or season, then we must constantly forego our rights to His Holy Spirit. Only then we won’t be satisfied, but want more of Him; above the gifts.