For weeks, I have shared with you about the spiritual determinants. I have shared with you on speed, strength, wisdom, understanding and favor. There is one determinant I would like for all of us to remember from that series and it is the spiritual determinant of the blessing. When you are blessed it determines the outcome of your life. Even when you are down but blessed, you will continue in life according to your blessing. The greater the authority of the person speaking over you, the greater the effect of the blessing or curse. That is why God’s words over Adam and Eve about the way they would sweat still plays out today. Nobody can escape that curse. Even the most successful doctors, lawyers and pastors cannot escape it.
Today, I want us all to learn a simple spiritual practice that may determine more for us than our status, who our parents are or anything we have learnt in school. This spiritual determinant is the ability to say “AMEN”. This is a simple habit that seems so trivial and frivolous but it plays a big role in our lives. Never let a blessing pass by you without releasing your Amen “net” to catch them. When blessings are spoken on people, they do not realize that they are being blessed and it passes by them. Before they realize it, that blessing is being fulfilled in the life of someone who was sitting behind them. It is not just about saying Amen but even the attitude with which you say it and believe it. A lot of people shout but do not say amen, they make noise but do not say amen, they are happy but do not say amen. When you say Amen, let these things that have been spoken be so, proclaim it with a capturing power and believe that you have received the blessing and it shall be so in your life. The Bible does not allow books to pass by without concluding them with Amen so how much more you? Today marks the last day you allow blessings to pass over your life. Your life is practically being transformed because you have believed and proclaimed “Amen”!