I’ve asked God multiple times lately what sort of season I’ve stepped into. He’s told me so much about seasons of growing in intimacy with Him, expanding capacity, surrender, and others. All of these things I definitely see the fruit of and I could point out where the roots of all these beautiful things come from. But over and over again, he consistently calls me blessed.
Blessings are everywhere; hidden, in view, and around every corner. It’s been so much fun to see God’s character through watching blessing. This word has been almost a theme in my life lately. His depth is so great that I can learn to be thankful over and over. I can learn to see Him in moments over and over. I can learn that He loves me over and over. And every time it’s refreshing and could never get old.
Definitions are important. When I thought of “blessing”, I used to think of gifts from God. He asked me to look up the definitions and it completely shifted my perspective in the most beautiful way. Look at these Miriam Webster definitions:
Blessing– holy, consecrated
Holy– dedicated or consecrated to God
Consecrated– made or declared sacred
Sacred– connected with God
He calls me blessed. I am holy > dedicated > made sacred > I am connected with God. He calls me blessed.
Gifts can be blessings. A view, a conversation, a timely hug can all be blessings. I never thought about why they’re blessings till now. They are because they’re a connection to God.
When the view of the fiery sunrise takes my breath away, it’s a connection God; an experience of creation and magnificence only God could handle.
When I have a conversation that encourages me and the other person, it’s connection with God; it’s fellowship and operating in our intended design.
When I give or receive a timely hug that reminds us we’re loved and makes us feel secure, it’s connection with God; it’s active loving.
These things are all blessings because when we experience them, we experience God. Blessing, in its simplest definition, is connected with God. Sacred, holy, and concentrated. We were designed to be these things.
This is how He wants us to live. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom. Blessed are those who are spiritually hungry, for they will be connected with God and filled. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are the gentle, for they will be connected with God and will be given the earth. Blessed are those who are peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are kind and peaceful for they will be connected with God and gain royal title.
To live this way is worship. When we step into connection with God, when we live blessed, we are worshipping. Worship is response to what God has said or given. To realize what blessing is, is exciting. To have the ability to view every moment as a privilege, an act of worship, and connection with God is astoundingly beautiful and so much fun.
He calls me blessed. He calls me holy, sacred, and consecrated. He calls me child. He calls me connected with Him.
Connected– bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.
Worship– show reverence or adoration for