Many have come to understand that being blessed means to be endowed with certain things, gifts, wealth, materials and powers.
Many rich celebrity Pastors and televangelists have preached prosperity and wealth as signs of being blessed by GOD.
What would you say if I were to tell you that being “blessed” (barukh) may mean more than to cause to prosper?
In the Scripture verses of Psalm 1:1, Matthew 5:3 and Luke 1:42, the word “blessed” is more accurately understood as meaning “happy” or “favored.”
It alludes to the state of being delighted in the knowledge and accepting of the fact that we are insufficient of ourselves and must totally depend on FATHER YAHWEH for everything. Our spirits are depleted (poor) but we are happy in the knowledge that God’s Spirit isn’t and that He is with us in all things.
To be truly blessed we must be God-conscious and aware that God is for us and He being for us is more than the world against us. We are truly blessed when we can rest in the assurance of and trust in the promises of God for our lives – moving and breathing in His strength and by His Spirit and not our own.
We are eternally blessed when we can surrender and forfeit our will for God’s Will and completely Trust that He knows what is best for us.
And we become a “blessing” to God when our souls can say through our trials and persecutions that “Though He slay me, yet will I Trust and Honor Him.”
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