Posted: May 7, 2009 in Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be blessed?  Well, let me tell you something that is going through me at this moment.  I have been wondering if my life as a worship arts member means anything to some of the other worship arts leaders in my local community.  Last night I realized 100% that God has been listening to my prayers and He has answered them!  During our rehearsal, one of the leaders expressed that she would love to have me play music and worship with her for many sessions in the upcoming months.  I’m not trying to sound like a prima-donna or anything, but I truly believe God has called me to share His music in our local church.  He has Blessed me with that talent!  I truly believe He wants me to let the people around me hear His word through Music!

My meditation today is a passage on being blessed.  I always have to remember, that when there is less of me, there is more of God, as it says in verse 3!


Matthew 5:1-12 (The Message)

Matthew 5

You’re Blessed

1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

3“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

4“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

5“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

6“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

7“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

8“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

9“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

10“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

11-12“Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

  1. phmerrill says:

    Got to you via “Are We Still Cool” – you need to include obvious links to your music on your blog.

  2. skirkham says:

    I will sometime. Have to get permission to post them here due to copyright issues.

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