I woke up this morning asking God for the message He wanted me to share with you. Then I walked past my office and saw a special picture, which my mother-in-law had bought me for my birthday, and thought… Blessed. What does it mean to be blessed?
I thought of you and wondered: how would you answer … being blessed in your life.
Boy was I curious to hear what you would say. So, I sat down and started writing. I thought let’s start with the definition and a few scriptures.
I used dictionary.com to define the word blessed.
Blessed means: consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified, divinely or supremely favored; fortunate: to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends. blissfully happy or contented.
Wow, I love that blessed begins with how God blesses us by consecrating us and making us holy. His blessings also cover our everyday lives by His divine and supreme favor. That is powerful!
God’s Word is full of many amazing scripture references pertaining to being blessed! Here are a few:
Ephesians 1:3 (NAS)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Matthew 5:4, 6 (NAS)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Matthew 5:7-8 (NIRV)
Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy.
Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God.
Romans 4:8 (NIV)
Blessed is the person whose sin the Lord never counts against them.
We are divinely blessed by God to be forgiven and set free. We are supremely favored and fortunate; blessed with our life and those we get to do life with. We are blessed to be His child and to have a deep relationship with Him. We are also blessed when we can share our life and love with others.
Today I pray that you look at your life… even where circumstances may be hard, and ask God to show you the blessings that are there. I know I have found that God’s blessing of love ran the deepest … through my deepest loss. His comfort became the sweetest at my lowest points. We are blessed regardless of our circumstances. There are blessings all around us and in every season.
God blesses our everyday experiences. Sometimes His blessing is in a quiet moment just sitting in the sun. Other times it is spending time with those we love. Perhaps it is enjoying the work He has called us to do. Honestly, we are blessed by good food, friends, family, church, and an amazing God who is always with us!
Friend, God has blessed us beyond measure in so many ways and areas of our lives.
Reply … I’d love to hear about some of your blessings!
Appreciating our blessings from God,