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“I AM BLESSED” – Feb. 22

February 22, 2013

“Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Lord, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!  For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?  Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him? Psalm 89:5-7

“Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Lord, in the light of your face, who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted. For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted.” Psalm 89:14:14-17

How are you doing this morning?

I am doing OK.  I would like for my work not to be so slow.  I would like not to have to deal with management issues.  I would like for winter to be over.  I would like to remodel our kitchen.  I would like my Church to feel more like home.  I would like to be rid of this nagging cough.  I would like to be in better shape. I would like to get more done in a day.

It is easy to come up with a list of things you would like to change.  My list is very minor.  I know that some folks are dealing with major issues.  I am blessed to have such an insignificant list of wants.

However, that is not why I am blessed.  I am not blessed because I have a good life.  I am not blessed because I am financially secure.  I am not blessed because my family and I are reasonable healthy.  I am not blessed because I am free to worship my God in the open.  I am not blessed because I have a nice home.

If I were to lose all of those wonderful things, I would still be blessed.

I am blessed because my God is in heaven and there is no one like Him.  I am blessed because His steadfast love and faithfulness goes out before Him and it washes over me.

Who is like the Lord in all the skies?  NO ONE!

Who among all the heavenly beings is like the Lord?  NO ONE!

Who can challenge the might of the Lord! NO ONE!

Who can rule the raging seas like the Lord?  NO ONE!

Who owns heaven and earth?  The LORD!

Who owns the world and all that is in it?  The LORD!

Who has a mighty arm and a strong right hand?  The LORD!

No one is like the Lord and He knows me.  The light of His face shines upon me.  It is His glory that gives me strength.

I am blessed. 

There is nothing in the world that is better than to be known by the God of the Universe.  The source of my blessing is outside of me.  It is outside of my physical comforts. The source of my blessing resides in the reality that the Lord, who is awesome above all, is my God.  He has shown me His steadfast love.  I swim in His steadfast love every single day.  He is faithful to me even when I am pitiful.  I am astounded and delighted by His faithfulness

I am blessed. 

I can’t even comprehend how blessed I am.  I am a child of  the Lord whose wonders are praised by the heavens.  That is who has adopted me.  It is His glory that fills my lungs and sets me upon solid ground.

I am blessed.

“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 89:1

PRAYER: Father, thank you for showing me steadfast love and your faithfulness.  Thank you for allowing your face to shine upon me.  I am so blessed because of You and You alone.  All praise and glory belong to you and you alone.     Amen

25 comments

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  2. I don’t know you sir but I am sorry for your lost, May God grace cover you and your family as you get through your grief. Minister Roderick Fowler


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  5. I’ve been at least skimming your posts, and often reading much better than that, for a month or so now. Each one gives evidence of your devotion and your desire to encourage others’ devotion. This particular post is a peak, though. Thank you for it.


  6. Great testimonial post.


  7. I find irony in the fact we can list so many things we want to change and yet we are so resistant to change. But we like to be comfortable so we put our hopes in an ever-changing world instead of the unchanging God.


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  9. Amen! God bless you and yours!


  10. Yes we are blessed.. Thank you.


  11. My Mother died last Friday and was buried yesterday. But I feel blessed because I know where she has gone. To a place she longed for such a long time. 80 years was long enough in her opinion to be here, she read her Bible many hours each day.

    I feel blessed that I have known her that she has been such influence not only on me but on many other young people who continued to seek her advice even in her advancing years.

    Blessing is received not only in good times but as strength, love and peace in bad times and when we don’t feel so great. I feel blessed that I’m not alone; that there are other Christians like you that seek his face each day.

    Thank you for a great post. Defend the Word


    • I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful testimony of the faithfulness of our Mother. She has obviously left a wonderful legacy.
      May the peace of our Lord and Savior be your comfort as your Mother is in a far, far, better place.
      God Bless!
      JD


  12. Thanks JD. Psalm 103 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who healeth all thy diseases.” That blessing can take care of your cough!


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  14. amen


  15. HaLeLuYah!


  16. “I am so blessed because of You and You alone” It’s all Him! Thanks for that reminder, need it daily as I shed the “old man” . This goes so well with:
    http://coming2him.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/counting-your-blessings/
    What I was trying to say, but you really hit it.


  17. Good timely reminder. I like the short, concise, Biblical and relevance of this post


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  19. Wonderful thoughts!


  20. Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  21. Thank you for this post today.


  22. I am blessed too 🙂 Thank you for the reminder. It is so very true and sure.


  23. Beautiful!


  24. Oh yes! What a wonderful and important reminder for all of us! Thank you Lord for my many blessings 🙂



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