blessed

Blessed To Be A Blessing

Will the elevator never arrive?

Blessed

She looks at her watch…

Finally.

The doors open…

She inches her way into the packed elevator…

“How are you?” she asks a coworker.

“Blessed!” comes the response.

No explanation…

No words listing her many blessings…

No “Let me tell you about the great things that have been happening to me…”

“Blessed, “she says…

And stands at the back of the elevator, smiling…

Elevator buttons

Watching as the floors blink past one at a time…

Blessed?

How can she say that?

What does she mean?

Is she saying her life is perfect?

How can any of us say we are blessed?

Don’t we all have problems?

Doesn’t Jesus say we will have problems?

in this world you will have trouble… John 16:33

But doesn’t He also say…

…take heart! I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

Blessed.

Hasn’t God promised…

Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5

Blessed.

Hasn’t God forgiven our sins?

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.   Psalm 32:1-11

Blessed.

Hasn’t He promised us eternal life with Him?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life  John 3:16

Blessed.

Isn’t our very life…

Isn’t every breath we take…

A blessing from God?

… the breath of the Almighty gives me life.. Job 33:4

Sometimes we think the greatest blessing would be for God to take away all our troubles…

But could it be a greater blessing that even in the midst of our problems…

Even in the midst of our worries…

Even in the middle of our sleepless nights…

God promises to bless us still…

…I will bless you…  Genesis 12:2

To bless us from the depths of His love…

To bless us from the heights of His grace…

To bless us so that…

you will be a blessing to others.  Genesis 12:2

…all to the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 10:31 

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