1BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God’s revealed will). Psalm 119: 1 (AMP)
We must understand that blessings are not rewards – they are gifts given to us by God. We often think that because we do such and such – we are blessed. No, blessings are gifts bestowed to us by a loving Father. They are not measures of who we are –but of who God is!
Genesis 12:2, 3
2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
3And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and [a]curse him who curses or uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families and kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].(B)
We are blessed by God and we ought to be a blessing to others. God’s goodness is apparent when His children are blessed. There are so many promises and blessings for God’s people. He said that He would never leave us nor forsake us – David said that he had never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread, God said that when the enemy came in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord would raise up a standard against Him – There is nothing in our lives too hard for God – he doesn’t wake up surprised at anything that happens to us – we are in His hands and no one can pluck us out so we need to understand that we are BLESSED!!!! Therefore, act like you’re blessed! Even if you don’t feel like it! Stop walking around moping and discouraged – Act like the peculiar people and chosen generation you ARE. In order to begin to get the trash out of your life – you have to recognize that you are blessed – Trash and clutter have no room in your life – your life has been bought with a price and you’ve got even more blessings to make room for! Happy, Fortunate, to be envied
Happy – Although this is a great word – I prefer Joy – because you can have joy when everything around you is going wrong! Happiness is temporal – but joy runs deep in your soul – it is not predicated on your circumstances or other outside influences.
Fortunate – God chose you out of millions of others to be set a part for service – sanctified for his use – a vessel of honor fit for the Master’s use – this privilege won’t be given to everyone – you are fortunate to be a child of the King – so walk like one!
To be envied – Don’t you know that when you walk around as a confident Christian, who is not easily swayed but has learned to depend on Christ that you will be envied? Now, its not a boastful attitude you should have – but you should be like the salt of the earth –causing a thirst in someone else who doesn’t know him – they should want to get what you got! But they won’t want it if you make it non appealing!
You are blessed – now walk in it!
c/2007 Candie A. Price