‘Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.’
The truth is, we’ll always have many reasons to be grateful to God.
The truth is, we can purpose in our hearts to rejoice and thank Him at all times!
As God’s children, we’re called to praise Him during the calm seasons in our lives, and during the seasons when the storms are raging.The common understanding of what it means to be blessed by God is that He gives us good things. In this respect, we can say that God’s blessing is on everyone, believers and unbelievers alike.
Thinking of God’s blessing as mainly material things severely limits our understanding of what is in God’s heart for us as believers. So what is the fuller meaning of being blessed by God?
If we think God’s blessing is mainly of things in the material realm, we’ll pursue these things, spend our prayer time asking God for them, and when we don’t get them, wonder whether we’re blessed by God. Meanwhile, we’ll miss enjoying the broader, fuller, and more real blessing of God—Christ for our experience and enjoyment. By focusing on and pursuing Christ, we can enjoy the all-inclusive Spirit as the top blessing of God!