April 27 – Blessed to Bless

I believe we live life differently- maybe it’s more thankfully, more aware, more abundantly- when there is a real realization that we are blessed.  Confirmation from the Lord helps too when living purpose-filled lives.  King David was indeed blessed by God.  He recognized that the Lord’s confirmation of his new job assignment as king was not for his good alone. David realized that the LORD had confirmed him as king over Israel and had greatly blessed his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

God, I pray we live in the reality that we are blessed by You and are blessed to bless others.  May we wake up with the intentional purpose of blessing someone each day.  As we resolutely do this, the world might actually become a little more like, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”  Amen.

1 Chronicles 14:2 NLT