Devotion for Friday, April 5, 2019

“Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have
told of all the ordinances of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your
testimonies, as much as in all riches.” (Psalm 119:12-14)

To be blessed is to have worked
through what is before you. The Lord is blessed because He is the Maker of
heaven and earth. It is no light thing to speak of the blessings of the Lord. He
who created all things has come into our midst and is now blessing those who
are growing into the image of Christ. Come into His presence with praise and
thanksgiving, sharing with others the blessing of the Lord.

Lord, I often think in terms of what I desire. I think that blessings
are just dispensed and that all I need do is accept what You offer. Teach me, O
Lord, through the hard work of learning to obey all that You command, to
recognize the blessings that come through this hard work. Let my life be a
living testimony of Your goodness and mercy. You are Lord and worthy of all
honor and praise.

Lord Jesus, You have called me
into the blessing of being Your follower. Guide me this day that I may learn
more of what You have always intended for me. May I learn from You what
obedience means and the ways in which I can learn to serve You. Guide me, my
Lord and Savior, in the way of life that leads to life everlasting. Help me
grow my testimony of You and Your presence. Amen.