Thursday, October 1, 2015

I am Blessed! - October 1, 2015

Psalm 1(New International Version)

1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

I am blessed! God has given me so much, a wonderful wife, great children, grandsons, fantastic friends, a family that loves me, a way to keep food on the table, a roof over our heads, a Savior who loved me enough to die for me, and a Savior who stepped out of the grave to give me a hope of life eternal. What more could I ever ask for? My God is an awesome God, and is deserving and worthy of the highest praise!

Why am I blessed? It is not something I have done, and it isn't something I could ever do for myself. God rescued me from a life that could never be worthy of a loving God, and He set me upon a rock, the rock that is Jesus Christ.  As is speculated, Solomon saw this in his own life, and he shared that in this Psalm as a continuation of wisdom in the Proverbs he compiled.

This psalm is for all those who walk this earth; it points us to how we can respond to receive the blessings of God, and what may happen if we don't. In this another year of my life, I implore all of you to surrender your lives to my loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the root, the foundation, the provider, the author and the giver of all of my blessings, and He will give you your hearts desires if you will only ask.


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