“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.” (Psalm 128:1-4).
Just as a loving father wants to bless their child in any way possible, so is the same for our Heavenly father. God looks at his children, just as we look at ours. The difference is that God can see past the anger, and look into the future. It is difficult for parents to get past the little things and everyday distractions. However, we know that our love for our children is not superficial. We love our family unconditionally and want them to lead a blessed life.
God’s word tells us that those who study his word, follow his way, and carry out His will, shall be blessed. God doesn’t show favoritism when he decides who to bless. All we have to do is follow his word. The Bible is a guide book dictated by God himself that contains all of the steps to lead a blessed life.
Psalm 128:4 tells us that blessed is the man who fears the Lord. When you look at the word fear, as it is used in this verse, it means to show reverence. When we show reverence to God, we acknowledge that he is great, and show him the love and respect that he deserves. In other words, when we show reverence to God, we shall be blessed.
These instructions can seem so simple, but many times the distractions that in reality are small, create a massive road block. In order to navigate around the road block we have to stand back for a moment and look for what it is we are doing that is not revenant to God. Prayer can help you to realize what the problem is, and how you can overcome it.
As a blessed family it is important to praise and glorify God with all that you do; in your finances, your activities, your appearance, and in your relationships. God is omnipresent, and knows what is going on at all times. So even in the times when you do something great and no one sees it, God is there. He not only sees it, but he knows the reason that you did it.
It is God’s desire for us to live a blessed life, and he has given us all of the tools we need. Sometimes we just have to figure out how to use them.