Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. Psalm 128:1
People are always searching for ways for things to go right. Seeking ways to make it in this world and have everything go correctly for them. When everything goes smoothly or when they get what they desire, they feel that they are blessed.
Usually the belief that the only time someone is truly blessed is if they have received many things. The larger the bank account and house they have, the more they are blessed. The better the job title or bigger paycheck, the more blessed they are.
While these can be blessings, they are temporary and do not always survive. Along with that, one must keep working hard to keep what he has achieved.
The psalmist realizes that the ones who are blessed are those who fear and obey God.
Walking in obedience to God is something that is a simple thing to do, yet, most do not choose to do it. They will obey God in some areas, but not in many others. They pick and choose what they will obey God in.
When a person chooses not to obey God in all areas, there will always be trouble in the heart and soul of the person. This trouble will override anything material things that the person has accomplished.
As one walks in obedience with God, there will be a peace, contentment and hope that no other can understand. It has nothing to do with material possession. The blessing is found in knowing that one is standing in the right position with God. It is knowing that one is doing what God wants.
Peace with God is a blessing that overrides any troubles in this life that one might run into. It gives one the strength to keep moving forward during trying times.
You may be looking for peace and contentment in many things. However, if you are not walking in obedience with God, you will not know that peace. You will be in a war against God.
God will guide you with His Holy Spirit in how to live for and obey Him. Choosing to not follow Him, will result in discord and no peace. There will be no real blessing in your life. The material things will come and go.
Find out what God wants you do and then do it. Find the blessings God has in obeying Him.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know what God wants you to do; that God will strengthen you to obey His every command; and that you will know the peace of loving and obeying God in every area of your life.