I need blessed, don't you? I am blessed in so many ways, I can't recount them all but anyone who trusts in God and His word will be blessed in many ways. The Bible tells us of many ways we will be blessed, let's check it out.
Psalm 1:1-3 "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of God, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper."
What a promise!! Read the conditions and then accept them, then accept His promise.
Psalm 32:1,2 "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whom there is no deceit."
We are blessed when we repent and our sins are forgiven and covered by the blood of Christ. We are blessed when God does not ascribe iniquity to us and we have no deceit.
Psalm 41:1-3 "Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, and he will be blessed on the earth; Thou will not deliver him to the will of his enemies."
More promises to consider and also the condition. Great promises for those who consider the poor.
Psalm 112:1 "Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments."
Fear in this verse means to reverence the Lord, and we need to delight greatly in His commandments and we will be blessed when we do.
Psalm 128:1 "Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways."
Psalm 119:1-3 "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart!
From studying these verses, it became very clear that God wants us to be obedient to His commandments and walk in His ways. We don't want to miss out on God's blessings, do we? So, the only way I know how to receive His blessings is to be obedient, but I can't even do that without Him. We must surrender our will and our ways to Him and THEN He will gladly give us His power to do what He asks us to do. I believe this whole heartedly. It is the only way as I study His word. There is no other way. Let's accept His will and His way in our lives and receive all the blessings we have learned about today. Praise God, we can do it through Him. Grandma Joan