Thursday, December 24, 2009

Do You Want to be Blessed?

I read the most moving scripture the other day during my quiet time. It struck me in a way that it had never before.
The word "blessed" is something I think every one of us longs for. So, how do we get it? Well, take a look at the below scripture. I show it in several different versions because they were all so beautiful...I couldn't pick just one!
Luke 1:45
Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"
Blessed woman, who believed what God said, believed every word would come true!
(Msg )
And blessed is she that believed : for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
(KJV )
You are blessed, because you believed that the Lord would do what He said."
(NLT )
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.
(NRS) you have something you need to be believing?? Let's make a pact to truly start believing what God says He will do...and therefore, allow Him to rain down those promised blessings!
Hope you are cuddled in tonight warm, safe and full of peace on the Eve of our Savior's Birth.
We just finished doing our annual reading from Luke 2 (the story of Jesus' birth)...and then on to my favorite Christmas Tradition of reading the scripture about Jesus being "the Light of the World" (Jn 8:12)...and how He wants each of us to live as a light in the world.
We end by having each of our children blow out one of our Advent candles as we look them in the eye and say, "Will/Abby/Ella/Owen...YOU are the Light of the World." We then escort them up to their room and tuck them into bed.

May each of you be filled with His Light this CHRISTmas, and may each of you be BLESSED.


@nnie said...

LOVE that verse! It gets me through basketball season.... and reminds me of the truth revealed in Matt 9:29: "Then he touched their eyes and said, 'According to your faith will it be done to you.'" God can only do what we believe that He can do! Love you!

L stewart said...

Hope your sweet family had a very Merry Christmas!!!

Dion said...

Merry Christmas, Katie!