Text: Psalm 1:1-2
When I think of being blessed I naturally think that it means to have abundant riches or good health. We are “blessed” to have all our financial needs met or we are “blessed” to have a good report from the doctor. And while these things are “blessings” they aren’t the actual definition of blessed. Webster’s dictionary defines blessed as “having a sacred nature: connected with God, very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated” Strong’s concordance defines the Greek word for blessed as “fortunate ‘or to’ find favor.” Strong’s defines the Hebrew word for blessed as “‘being’ straight or right.”
Have you had the same definition in your head as I did? Are you stuck thinking that if you aren’t financially well off or in good health that you aren’t blessed? Or maybe you have those things but are lacking in other “blessings” and so you feel unblessed because of it? We are going to take a few days during this time leading up to Thanksgiving and look into what it truly means to be BLESSED. Will you join us?