April 23 – The Gift of Blessings

Blessing is the theme of many of the psalms that David wrote.   It is great to read these psalms and get a good taste of the Lord’s blessings that David experienced, and then to choose to continue to sing God’s praises today.   Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. David, as the king over all of Israel, rejoiced in the Lord’s strength and blessings.  For You meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of pure gold on his head.  You give him blessings forever; You cheer him with joy in Your presence. Inheritance, guidance, instruction, richness, cheerfulness and joy are all gifts from the Lord.  When we experience these good fortunes we can count them as blessings, naming them one-by-one.

Psalm 16:5a, 7 NLT; Psalm 21:3, 6 HCSB