Friday, January 13, 2012

I'm Blessed Brother

Many times we as Christians when asked how we are doing we will say that we are "blessed". And that is true, but what does it mean?

Does it mean nothing is wrong in our life? No, I don't think so.

Does it mean we have a lot of money? Maybe, maybe not.

Does it mean we have a certain feeling? No, many times there is no feelings attached to it.

Jesus named the way we are blessed in his Constitution of the Kingdom of God, the Sermon on the Mount. In it's Bill of Rights, The Beatitudes, he listed why and how we are blessed. Matthew 5:1-12

So when someone asks you, "How are you?" If you are not very good at being spiritual, you can say I am blessed. If you are poor in spirit you know God's kingdom is for you, so you are truly blessed.

If you are mourning by calling out to God, to people who love you, and feeling the feelings of grief, you can say I am blessed. You will be comforted, and that is a blessing.

If you are not fighting to gain the world, if you are calm, if you delight in God, if you are not overcome with anger(you know, meek) than you can say you are blessed. You are going to be given the earth. And that's a pretty big prize.

There are 5 more ways that we can say we are blessed in Matthew 5:1-12.

So being blessed is more than a lack of problems, it's more than money, and it's more than a feeling. It defiantly should be more than a catch phrase.

So, "How are you?"

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