WE SHOULD CONSIDER OURSELVES BLESSED
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Today, as we begin studying this lesson, pause your thoughts for a moment and think deeply on how blessed you are to be right where you are at this very moment in time. Now understand that all of our Blessings are a gift from God, learning to recognize the vastness of his love and generosity enables us to find pleasure in praise and thanksgiving as we show gratitude and appreciation; each hurdle triumphed, is reason enough to be thankful, in so doing we should consider ourselves blessed. Jesus taught many principle’s about blessings and by following that pattern we are able to grasp the light that leads us from moments of darkness we sometimes face, to the brightness of his glory.
Jesus says, “You’re blessed when you’ve lost it all, God’s kingdom is there for the finding. You’re blessed when tears flow freely, joy comes in the morning. Every time someone cuts you down, smears and blackens your name,” count it all joy, others sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ have been treated with acts of hate due to their own ignorance or lack of will to understand the pattern, its true meaning. Those who are able to grasp the richness of it all, I can truly say, we should consider ourselves blessed.
Following the pattern is not without sacrifice in this earthly journey, trouble is all around and where-ever we find ourselves, we must remember to stay focused, keep your eyes on the prize, because we’re in a race for our very souls. If you are satisfied with yourself, trouble is ahead; your “self” will not satisfy you for long. Living for the approval of others, doing what indulges them is as if you’re in a contest to win favor, remember our task is to be true, not popular. We should consider ourselves blessed once we’ve been chosen to share in the “promise” which is available to all who are hungry, seeking truth and righteousness.
Sometimes we may find ourselves drifting away like the wind, avoiding our true selves while the gentle voice of Jesus whispers come on back home, surrender, give up the fight, lift your eyes toward the heavens my child, you are the love of my life, then we should consider ourselves blessed.
Stir up the fallow ground (cultivate the soil), and let go of the “old order”, disobedience, mistrust, spiritual disorder-malice, envy, hurtful talk/attitude. Seize the “new order”, rebuild, renew, and respond to the offer of “Love Unconditionally.” As you realize that our Blessings are a Gift from God, and they encourages each of us to allow the Holy Spirit to be our guide; we become alert, alive, listening, agreeable, lovable and humble and filled with compassion. We Are Surrounded by the Presence of God! At this very moment, we should be able to lift up Holy Hands, praise God, thank God and shout glory hallelujah!
When your faith kicks in and your mind has conceived these thoughts, then you will understand just how blessed you really are at this very moment. You come into the full knowledge and understanding, that it was nothing but God’s grace and mercy that has allowed you to be in this exact place at this very moment.
Now listen up, to God’s anointing over your life, He says to you, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the lawof the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.” (Psalm 1:1-4 ESV)
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