Christian Life, Commentary, Spiritual Growth

Blessed Is

August 17, 2015

Whether or not you’re having a good day/week/month/life is a matter of perspective. If you’re judging your life by comparing it to those around you, you’re setting yourself up for a roller coaster that will flail you from satisfaction to frustration a few times a day, and that’s no fun, even if you are someone who likes roller coasters. It’s also not what God has in mind for his people. We aren’t supposed to be tossed around by the waves and winds of fortune (James 1). Our evaluation of whether life is going well or not isn’t meant to be based on the same criteria used by the world around us. Quite the opposite. Our criteria for evaluating whether or not our life is a “blessed” one is meant to be grounded on the solid rock of Christ – anchor in the storm, oasis in the desert.

We need a new perspective on blessedness. Listen to David’s definition of blessedness;

Blessed is the one
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord does not count against them
and in whose spirit is no deceit.
Psalm 32:1-2

Have you been forgiven? Has Jesus covered your sins? Has the Father put away all condemnation and instead seated you with himself in heavenly places (Eph 3)? If so, you’re blessed, regardless of what else is going on in your life. You’re living the good life, regardless of circumstances.

More to do at work than you can possibly achieve in your 8 hours a day? You’re blessed, Jesus is with you in the midst. Lost your job and having trouble finding a new one? You’re blessed, God’s working good for you. People making fun of you, talking behind your back, and persecuting you? You’re blessed and they are making deposits in your eternal reward (Matthew 5:12).

Whether or not you’re having a good day/week/month/minute/hour/life is a matter of perspective. Don’t settle for any perspective other than God’s about the state of your life.
Preach yourself into this perspective of blessedness; “Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”

Why ride the roller coaster when you can sit in peace and in the place you have already been given in Christ, seated at the right hand of God in the pure light of blessedness? Regardless of what takes place today, you’re blessed. Believe it.

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