Instead of getting to work, I read through some of my writing from a ways back. I’m calling it research. It paid off. One word seemed larger then the rest: BLESSED.
(Look below–I copied my research for you–because I can–since I’m the author. )
It made me think about. what. matters.
I know I’ve shared my definition before. BUT.
To be blessed is to know the activity of God. To bless is to be a part of God’s activity.
Do I live like I’m blessed? I mean. Is that my identity?
The thing is . . . it’s seems to be more acceptable to say, “I’m stressed” . . . than it is to say, “I’m blessed.”
It made me think:
The chaos and craziness in our world gives reason to think stress is normal. To be blessed is unusual and kind of weird in this era and culture. It makes me wonder if, it’s because blessed is interpreted as to have attained the perfect life with perfect people and perfect circumstances.
We all know life in the world is far from perfect. We, people, can be a hot mess. And. Well. There are circumstances around every corner which can wreck havoc, especially when we, people are involved.
Yet; when we connect our life with God, we’re able to see and experience supernatural perfection in the midst of it all. It’s the center point of being blessed.
It’s summer. Risk being weird. Connect with God in the midst of it all. Be blessed. It matters–Kerrie
My friend said it best, “I’m blessed.” And, then it was said to me, “You’re blessed.” It was not said because life is perfect. it’s not. It was said because it’s clear God is present and at work. And. Those spoken words reframed my view of the moment, reminding me of what matters, re-energizing me.
The busy, complicated, and rushed days often take so much attention and energy that the blessing of it all is missed. I want to be more focused on the blessing of life and less concerned with anything else.
The Psalmist wrote what it means to be blessed:
You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me. (Psalm 119:1-8, The Message)
To be blessed is to step into what God has already provided.
And. It’s then you will know you’re blessed.
I would love to connect with you.