We tend to view the goodness of God in a very earthly way. So if we have good health and pleasant circumstances that leads us to be thanking God for such great gifts. Most definitely it is good to thank the Lord for all his gifts. However, the Scriptures paint rather a different picture of what blessings should be focussed up by ourselves.. It is the spiritual blessings from the Lord that are seen to be the big blessings. And, dare I say, the biggest blessings are those things from the Lord which come into our lives so that we can bring glory and honour to the Lord. The greatest privilege we have is to bring before the Lord the glory of Christ. In doing that the Lord is most pleased. Anything that comes into our lives which leads to us glorifying Christ is a big blessing.
Interestingly, Joel writes of the Lord’s desire that His people return to Him as follows in Joel 2:12-14:
‘Even now,’ declares the Lord,
‘return to me with all your heart,
with fasting and weeping and mourning.’
Rend your heart
and not your garments.
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and abounding in love,
and he relents from sending calamity.
Who knows? He may turn and relent
and leave behind a blessing –
grain offerings and drink offerings
for the Lord your God.
The providing of offerings for His people by the Lord is seen as His biggest blessing here. These offerings speak of everything about who our Lord Jesus is and what he has done. The offerings were all fulfilled in Christ.
The biggest blessing we can have in our life is, to have revealed to us, that which is of our Lord Jesus Christ. We then process all the goodness of God in Christ through our beings so as to present before the Lord that which is of Christ. There is nothing bigger than this.