Monday, March 9, 2009

blessed

I was (actually) doing my homework for the woman's study I'm involved in on Wednesday nights and came across two paragraphs that were a great lesson and encouragement for me. It's from the 4th week of Beth Moore's Stepping Up study. It definitely help me put in perspective the various situations, frustrations, relationships, etc flooding through my mind lately. I hope it can encourage someone else too!!

"Biblically, one is pronounced blessed when God is present and involved in his life. The hand of God is at work directing all his affairs for a divine purpose, and thus, in a sense, such a person lived coram Deo, before the face of God." Sometimes the circumstances of our suffereing may not change, but the circumstances of our hearts are changed in the midst of them through a keen sense of God's presence and a lively perception of His activity.

Blessedness describes the condition of a person who revers God, steeps her life in him, and follows His ways. She DOESN'T just look to God in spiritual or religious matters. She looks to Him in every matter. He's not just the most important part of her life. He IS her life. The result of this divine invasion is that the life operates overall at optimum earth-satisfaction, joy, and purpose and without the crushing burdens of self-glory and sin. in other words, her life actually works!


**The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever...to me that is what a 'life that actually works' means! Now I just have to do it :)

2 comments:

  1. Love it!! You will have to tell me where in the study it is. I haven't gotten very far on mine yet. I will have to underline it or something. have a wonderful day!

    love, melissa H

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  2. If you can apply it, a great lesson has been revealed!

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