1. I Am... Blessed
"How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered." (Psalms 32:1)
Say it with me: "I am blessed."
Despite what we see, we are blessed. We tend to look at our lives with our physical eyes. We focus on what's lacking instead of 1) focusing on what we have and 2) focusing on what God will do for us if we obey His word.
When we focus on what we have instead of a perceived lack, we are filled with gratitude and thanksgiving. We may not eat steak every night, but we have food to eat. We may not have a big home, but we have shelter. Our children may test us as times, but they're here, and they're safe.
Further, we are blessed because we serve a holy God who sent His only begotten Son for us. Through Jesus Christ, we have life and that more abundantly (see John 10:10). We have abundance because God pours out His grace, favor, and mercy upon us every day. Moreover, since Jesus died on the cross for us, we are filled with hope that one day we will spend eternity with the Father.
And even in those instances where there is trouble, we can pray and speak blessings over our circumstances. We can speak life into our marriages and other relationships. We can pray over our children and their schools, asking the Lord to keep them safe. We can pray over disrespectful children, asking the Lord to give us patience with them and to help us set an example of respectfulness. We are blessed, indeed. Let us not forget.
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