Don't miss it! How to receive God's blessing


Wouldn’t you like to have God’s blessing?

One morning, because frankly, things have not been going as we hoped and prayed, I asked the Lord for a word of encouragement. As I opened my Bible it fell open to Jeremiah.  I’m not sure why, but God has often used passages there to speak to my heart in big ways.  I read a few chapters and came to these verses…

But I will bless those
who trust me.
They will be like trees
growing beside a stream—
trees with roots that reach
down to the water,
and with leaves
that are always green.
They bear fruit every year
and are never worried
by a lack of rain.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 CEV

It was as if the words leaped off the page.


Don't miss this... I will bless those who trust me. God | Wouldn't you like to know how to receive God's blessing? Usually we think we have to do something to receive God's blessing. I think you'll be surprised by the answer. It surely wasn't what I expected. Join me for this brief devotional and be sure to pin this verse as a good reminder.


Here it is…how to receive God’s blessing.

But I will bless those who trust me.

I want to fully trust God and receive His amazing blessing.

I want to be the person living by the stream, bearing fruit, and never worried.


Don't miss God's blessing


One thing I’ve got down is being amazed by God’s creation and how He works in the lives of His people.

What I don’t have down… is trusting Him.

Maybe each morning as I get a glimpse of the lake from my window, I should consciously tell God that I am putting my trust in Him for the day.

I need to do that.

It’s way too easy for me to pull back and attempt to work things out on my own.

When I do that… I miss God’s blessing.

He tells us that if we trust Him… He will bless us.  

How about we work on that together this week?


When I asked the question, “Would you like to know how to receive God’s blessing?” Did you expect this to be your answer? Maybe not. Usually we think we have to do something to receive God’s blessing. He is much less interested in what we do and more interested in our connection to Him. The more we trust, the more connected we are to Him. Hmmmm…


Don't Miss God's Blessing - It's JoyDay!


It’s Joy Day!


The day when we take a look back on the past week and count gifts.  The good and the not-so-good things.

When we take time to be thankful for it all… and find joy.

Will you join me in this?

I’ll start:

I’m thankful…

  1. that You want to bless me for trusting You.
  2. that all Your promises are YES in Christ Jesus.
  3. for a hard week fraught will illness.
  4. that you have plans for us… even when we can’t see it.
  5. for the lake and the blessing of being able to see it every day from my window.
  6. for loneliness.
  7. for Your word… breathing new life into me.


Now it’s your turn!  

Please join me by tapping in your ‘seven’ in the ‘share your extraordinary thoughts’ section below.   Your heart will be filled with joy.  I dare you!!

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to leave your sweet thoughts.

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  1. Debbie says

    For the courage Jesus gives me to get through each day
    For my son David, who helps me in so many ways
    For my friends who check on me
    For the little things God blesses me with each day
    For my continued good health
    For the roof over my head and food to eat
    Knowing Jesus loves me no matter what

    Diane, I hope you are feeling better and thank you for such a wonderful message today!

    • Debbie, your joy flits right off the page. After coming down with the flu on Thursday night… today I’m feeling stronger… thank you for your concern and good wishes and for your encouraging thoughts. Praying you sense God’s amazing love for you all through the week. [hugs]

  2. I am thankful for:

    1. Chilihead, our kitten, who crossed the rainbow bridge this week.
    2. Mac, our dog, who also crossed the bridge this week.
    3. My FIL, because I really feel like a daughter (now that both my parents have passed).
    4. My brother.
    5. My husband’s doctor, who is really committed to make a difference in DH’s life.
    6. My doctor and therapist, who have aided in my progress battling depression.
    7. Your blog, Diane, because it helps me remember that I have a lot of blessings for which to be thankful.

    • Dear LuAnn… it’s so hard when our furry family members say good-bye. My heart cries with yours. {{hugs}} Savor those sweet memories… they are treasures forever. And thank you for including my blog in your words of gratitude.
      May your week be blessed with unexpected God moments.

  3. Debbi Saunders says

    Thank You Lord for…..
    1. Friday off and it was a beautiful day!
    2. The work you are doing in my Life through the challenges I face with my job and finances….
    3. for my brother, son and Dear Friends Love and support…
    4. for your Love and endless patience with me when I stumble and fall short of my trust in you….
    5. for my overall health and continued healing from surgery…
    6. praise reports from people for whom I have been praying….
    7. the magnificent Sunsets this week!

    • Debbi… God is doing an amazing work in your heart and life. It’s going to be exciting to see how He answers all those faithfully prayed prayers. Prepare to be amazed!! 😉

  4. Monie says

    Thank you Lord for:
    1. The beauty I see everyday.
    2. For drawing closer to me, which gives me the security I have always lacked.
    3. For my vehicle that gets me where I need to be.
    4. For blessings unbeknownst to me that are underway.
    5. For true friends.

    • I rejoice with you Monie for God’s blessings in your past week.
      May your heart overflow with HIS joy all week long!

  5. Lily says

    I feel like immediately when I leave, the blessing…I feel like God is being unfair to me that prays to him everytime

    • Sweet Lily…. trusting our feelings is a very dangerous thing to do. There is no doubt that God loves you with His everlasting love and that He hears your prayers. I know from experience that often He has me wait a long long time for answers, but to Him, there is no urgency of time. He always wants what’s best for you and He knows when that ultimately should be. And that’s why we need to trust Him. The blessing comes in the trusting. When we trust Him we don’t put strings on that trust. We don’t say, “I’ll trust… IF.” No. We, with child-like faith, simply trust. And that’s when the blessing comes. I’ll lift you in prayer right now… May God’s goodness and peace be yours beyond measure. {{hugs}}

  6. Lily says

    Maybe I’m impatient..very..I tend to give up fast ..

    • I think we all struggle with impatience. Hang in there Lily. God’s hanging on to you. (Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’ –Isaiah 41:13)

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