21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: January 16

Day Nine

“And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out of him and healed them all. And
he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, “Blessed are you who are poor.” Luke 6:19-20

What is blessed? What does it mean to be blessed?? I grew up hearing the phrase “You are blessed to be a blessing.” The word blessed means happy. Our world is searching for happiness. Our relationships need happiness. The special word blessed was the special word of intimacy between God and His people. In ancient Greek literature, the word was used to describe the gods. It meant sufficiency, satisfaction, security. In the Old Testament, blessedness was inseparable from the blessing of God. Blessing contains three powerful ingredients: belonging to God, being His beloved, and brokenness resulting in absolute trust. As followers of Jesus, “We are blessed to be a blessing.” Praise God for His blessings in your life this morning. Draw near to God with a sincere heart and seek the blessed life today!!