Feeling Blessed?

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I have a “love/hate” relationship with Facebook. I love being able to keep up with friends and family. I love being able to reconnect with friends from long ago living in faraway places. I love the means of communication for HLPC through our own Facebook page.

What I hate about Facebook has more to do with me than Facebook itself. Facebook is the tool I use to build a spirit of discontentment. How so? I look at folks taking great vacations or eating at great restaurants and feel a mixture of “How nice for them!” and “Why can’t that be me?” I’ll admit I feel too much of the latter and not the former. Facebook is my means to question just how blessed I really am because my life is not measuring up to other peoples. [I also don’t like Facebook as a forum for whining, complaining, and debate but that’s another discussion.]

I read Psalm 32:1-2 this morning and it caused me to ask, “Do I really understand that I am truly blessed?” According to this passage, I have been given tremendous blessing.

My sins are forgiven. More than that, my sins are no longer held against me. These verses are picked up in Romans 4 that reminds me that not only is the debt of sin taken away but I’ve been credited, by faith, with the perfect obedience of Christ. I have God’s greatest blessing on my life.

Do I really believe that? Do you? Are you like me, allowing yourself to get depressed because you don’t think you’ve been blessed as much as others when you look at their circumstances and then your own?

Let’s purpose to be reminded that in Christ we HAVE been greatly blessed. There is no greater blessing than to be forgiven and made right with God. He doesn’t merely tolerate us; He adopts us into His family. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). THAT is blessing indeed.