Monday, March 26, 2007

I am blessed

I am blessed, I am blessed,
From when I rise up in the morning,
to when I lay my head to rest
For all the worst and all the best,
I am blessed
-Rachel Lampa
I was thanking God for His blessings today. A part of me felt that I didn't fully understand what it meant to be blessed. As I looked up the word, this is what I found.
Blessed: to be blissful, contented, endowed, glad, joyful.
The word blessed is an adjective, meaning, it describes it's noun.
Does the word blessed describe who I am? Or do I allow myself to be described by my circumstances? Far too often, I walk around saying "I'm blessed", but I base me saying this on what I have. It was easy to say "I'm blessed!" when we bought our first house, or when I gave birth to our first son, because I looked around and saw "blessings". But after the death of my nephew, and during the painful prunning process that proceeded, I found myself in a time when it was difficult to see the physical blessings in my life, so "I'm blessed" was never spoken, let alone modeled.
All this time I've been thinking that being blessed has to do with what you have. I thought that when something good happened upon us, then we had been "blessed". But being blessed isn't something that happens to you, it's something you are! It's something that describes you! Glad, thankful, contented, joyful! For all the worst and all the best, I am blessed, from when I rise up in the morning, to when I lay my head to rest. The desire of my heart is to grow in maturity in this area, so that when I say I am blessed, I really am.


  1. For such a young woman as yourself you have some great wisdom to share.

  2. Great post Nin...thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the encouraging words. I hear you on the pruning process after a loved one dies. Just when I think I am through it someone else dies or gets ill.

    Continue to Count Your Blessings!