By Dr. John Bueno
The Book of Isaiah is one of the most amazing books in the Old Testament. It is the background and basis for all that occurred in the New Testament. Hundreds of years before it was fulfilled, God revealed through the Holy Spirit His promise of redemption for mankind.
Isaiah 51:2 should inspire us all as we serve our Master: “But Abraham was only one when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation” (TLB, emphasis added).
Sometimes it seems as if we’re working alone, or at least within a very small minority God has called to share His wonderful message. Even surrounded by millions of people, it is easy to feel isolated. We are tempted to believe our contribution is insignificant in the great scheme of things. However, God’s word to Abraham serves as a guarantee to us all that with the Lord’s blessing we are a great majority.
I need and want God’s blessing upon my life, and I am sure that is your desire as well. As you read this, pause to breathe a prayer and open your heart to God’s blessing. When He comes into our lives, everything changes. The thing that seems so impossible can become a reality in God’s will and purpose. The blessing of God is essential for anything we do. No matter how good our training or talents might be, we will be ineffective unless we have God’s blessing upon our lives. The exponential fact of God’s blessing is unbelievable. God took one individual—Abraham—and made a great nation that is spread across the globe even today. He wants to do the same with us.
The promises of God extend to all of us. I have a word from the Lord for your life: Seek His blessing today in all you do—“But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.”
Dr. John Bueno is the President and Founder of El Salvador Schools, Liceo Cristiano, and previously served as the Executive Director of Assemblies of God World Missions for 14 years. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.