Read: Psalm 84:5-10
If I cannot bless myself, and I cannot control whom God blesses, how can I not only expect blessings from the Father, but also be called to live a life of blessing?
Without a proper Biblical understanding of what a blessing is, reconciling this concept, both mentally and emotionally, is nearly impossible. We’re not being told to BE blessed with worldly things. We’re being told to realize that we’re blessed right now, with everything already given to us.
Psalm 84:10 says “Better a day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else.” The person that knows God doesn’t need worldly things to know that they are blessed. Just knowing God and having a relationship with King Jesus IS the blessing.
Lord, keep my head on straight today. Allow me to remember that I know You, and that’s all I need. Now, and forever.
Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship.
Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness.
Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness.
Supplication: Petition God to help you be a faithful steward of your time, talents, possessions, and relationships. Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you have. Intercede for your local, state, and national governments. Pray for spiritual revival in the nation and offer prayers regarding any current events and concerns.