State of Blessedness

It’s good to live in a state of blessedness where there’s glory and honor. Much of this is achieved by a person living with the great dignity. In his or her joy, he or she will proclaim the victory won by the risen Christ. Known for his or her discerning spirits, such a person will traverse a path of holiness in the strength of the spirit. He or she will live to see his or her hopes come to fruition.

Charles Stanley (b. 1932), senior pastor of First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia, founder and president of In Touch Ministries observed, “To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God’s responses.” Being in a state of blessedness means that we are prepared to listen willingly to the plight even the least among us – the poor, hungry, suffering, homeless, and exploited.

Holy Cheerfulness

A person who is holy is filled with an admiration for Christ and known for living in a Christian way. He or she accomplishes this putting all their might in works and singing hallelujahs to a risen Christ. In this blessed state, there are marked expressions of majestic sounds with sweet melodies praising God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Mourning and suffering, crying, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, won’t be impediments to such true Christians, because they know that they are traveling consciously towards heaven.

C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), a novelist, poet, literary critic, theologian, and Christian apologist, reminded us, “We all want progress, but if you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” Simply put, if a man or woman finds himself or herself careening down the wrong path, he or she must not give up, the lesson is to turn back and go down the road which leads to salvation.

The Highest Praise

The blessed praise God by raising their voices to heaven. He and she will have praises flow effusively out of their mouth from the depths of their being. These praises may also emanate from the chords of stringed instruments which accompany a choir at church. This praise will be an overflowing fountain of joy and delight celebrating the victory Christ has won on the cross. Christians most honorable work are blessed by Christ. It’s their witnessing, being in awe spiritually, with Christ being the center of every activity. Such persons’ praise in the spirit is spiritually animated.

Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982), a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter wrote in her book Fountainhead, “I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.” This is exactly what Jesus did for us. However, as men and women we have to live our own lives, make choices, mistakes, and if we are on the wrong track, turn back and seek what’s right, like Lewis previously observed.

Flame of Love

A blessed spirit will display a pure flame of love. His or her whole life for eternity is filled with an ever-present light. Each person has to undertake an action of blessedness which will never cease. Their infinite brightness enlightens any lingering darkness in the inner recesses of their being. His or her love will never fail and drive away the filth which tarnishes them. By His grace of love, divinity, and authenticity there’s an empowering service. These attributes lead to the gift of salvation.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828 – 1889), an English theologian and bishop of Durham, pointed out, “Eternal truth, eternal righteousness, eternal love; these only can triumph, for these only can endure.” Obviously, for a believer the road of a blessed life is a triumphant one. All, he or she has to do, is to commit to a Christian faith tradition, grow with, and in it, and be everlastingly blessed in this state of divinity.