Nothing stands between you and any good thing except the blessing of God. And God’s blessing is a great and glorious and impenetrable wall. On the one hand this is one of the ways you know that you belong to Jesus: however hard your flesh may try, you find that you cannot break out of that wonderful wall of God’s blessing. When the Spirit convicts you of sin and you confess and are forgiven, that’s the great wall of God’s blessing keeping you inside His blessing. He will not let you go.
But there are gates in God’s wall of blessing that lead into other parts of His blessing. Some gates lead into the blessing of marriage and children. To others He grants the blessing of showing forth His praise in hardship and suffering. And to others He grants the blessings of industry and creativity and leadership. There are also gates that lead into extraordinary blessing in missions and evangelism and reformation and revival. People have of course tried to pick the locks of these gates for centuries, some have tried schemes of breaking in or scaling over the top, but God is the only one who can open any of those gates for His people. He holds the keys to all of them. And He is the One who leads us in and out of these blessings.
And so again it is true that nothing stands between you and any good thing except the blessing of God. God in His infinite wisdom opens the gates of His blessing to those He chooses in His good timing. So what if God blesses one brother in this way and that brother in a different way? What if God blesses this sister in that way and that sister in another way? He is the Lord of Glory. He commands the glory. He commands the blessing, and it always obeys Him.
But this is such good news. Nothing stands between you and any good thing except the blessing of God. And has He not brought us into the land full of His blessing? It’s not whether we will be blessed forever in Jesus Christ. The only question is which blessings has He prepared for us? And this table is simply a wonderful picture of this fact. This is the bread and wine of blessing in Christ. What would you have: blessing or blessing? Are you seeking Christ? Then open your mouth wide, and He will fill it. Ask, seek, knock, and you will find.
So come and welcome to Jesus Christ.