The word “blessed” means happy so the life that is filled with blessing is a life that is happy. Since most want to be happy then most of us want to be blessed. Life was meant to be blessed. In the beginning God blessed mankind when He created them.
Genesis 5:2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
The Lord intended for all the families of the earth to be blessed.
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
The Lord instructs us on how to live a blessed life. You will be blessed if you observe His testimonies. You will be blessed if you seek Him with all of your heart.
Psalm 119:2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
You will be blessed if you fear the Lord and walk in His ways.
Psalm 128:1 How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways.
How blessed are the people who have chosen the Lord to be their God.
Psalm 144:15 How blessed are the people who are so situated;
How blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!
Blessed are the ones who hope in the Lord and look to Him to be their help.
Psalm 146:5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Blessed is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding.
Proverbs 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
Blessed is the person who trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The generous person will be blessed.
Proverbs 22:9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
Jesus taught the people who would be blessed.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Jesus summed up the blessed person in one of His teachings.
Luke 11:28 But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
Do you struggle with being happy. Start with one of these disciplines and ask the Lord for wisdom what He would have you to do. The Lord wants to bless you and He wants you to be a blessing to others. It all begins with Him. The Lord is the One who blesses and He can make you to be a blessing to others. You will know when you have been blessed with the true blessings because your response will be of one who wants to bless the Lord.
Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.