Are you claiming your benefits?
Most western societies have what we call a benefit system, or welfare system. In the united kingdom, it is known as the ‘benefit system’. It simply means that if any time you fall short of money to keep yourself, due to unemployment, or other justified reasons, you can claim benefits. i.e The government will pay you some allowance.
These benefits do not fall on your laps, you got to claim them by making a claim.
Are you a christian? If so, you have loads of benefits in the Lord that you are entitled too. Imagine getting a job with loads of benefits which includes a daily free lunch. What happens if you don’t claim your free lunch? You will be wasting your own money, buying your own lunch and living beneath your privileges.
Psalm 103 verse 2 says:
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
This means we can forget His benefits and struggle unnecessary.
What are some of these benefits? Lets have a look at Psalm 103 verse 3 to 5
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
You did someting wrong and have asked the Lord to forgive you? Any need to feel guilty again? No, forgiveness of sin is a benefit as a child of God.
Need healing for your body? Healing is a benefit in the Lord, already paid for by His stripes.
The list goes on. Psalm 112 verse 12
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
As you search the scriptures, you will see all your entitlements.
So how do l claim them? Must believe they are available to you, and claim them by declaring them out of your mouth.
There is no need to live short of what we have in Christ. Yes we need appropriate teaching in this area, so must we meditate on them, so they can be real to us in our hearts.
Once again l ask, are you claiming your benefits?