Praise the Lord!

How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments.

Psalm 112: 1

 

There is no doubt in my mind that I have experienced many blessings that have come from God through His active involvement in my life; the Lord does interact with my world in ways that make Him known to me, and He continually brings His wisdom, understanding, and grace to the place where I am currently living. Yet, there are other ways that God blesses me, and these are also very important to me, for they help to draw the complete picture of who, how, and what God is for me.

 

It is truly interesting to note that as I seek the Lord and as I align my attitude toward being receptive to His communication with me, the essential aspects of my life seem to improve; this may not be manifest in a change in a difficult situation or a noticeable turn around in a hard circumstance, but my ability to deal with it all is dramatically impacted. Thus, my comprehension of the blessed state that God has placed me in is enhanced; through the process and the practice of focusing on God and on the deeply life enhancing nature of His truth, my core attitude, my heart, if you will, becomes aligned with God’s will, and I can live in the center of the peace that comes from knowing and understanding His loving grace.

 

This all starts with me on my knees before God, for it is necessary for me to humble myself and to get my own ego and self-generated understanding of life out of the way; then, I start to hear the voice of God as His Spirit speaks to my heart, and the eternal truths of His word flow into me as a healing stream of peace, comfort, and joy.