The Blessed Man: The Living Water Devotional April 15, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024
(World Art Day and Commemoration of Odubanjo Day)
The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it (Proverb 10:22).
Psalm 1:1-3
[1]. Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
[2]. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
[3]. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bring forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.
God’s blessings are intricately connected to His divine glory and can manifest in various forms, even beyond mere financial wealth. What is certain is that, when you experience His blessings, you will find immense joy and happiness. So, on this World Art Day and the commemoration of the life and times of the late Pastor D. O. Odubanjo, we shall consider what it means to be blessed.
A truly blessed individual maintains a deep connection with God, is revered and respected, and radiates inner and outer beauty. Typically, the blessed do not align with the falsehoods of those lacking God’s knowledge. They do not walk the same path as sinners, avoiding entanglements with unbelievers who lack God’s presence (Rom. 1:28–32; 2 Cor 6:14–18). They conscientiously avoid transgressions, be they against God’s divine law or the laws of the land.
It is important to remain on the right track. When facing trials, the blessed don’t falter, for they know that God is ever-present to help them. Their conduct, character, and attire set them apart from the crowd as people of the Word, prayer, and worship.
Be vigilant against the devil’s tactics, which aim to steal, kill, and destroy God’s blessings in our lives (Jn. 10:10). Our lives flourish when we abide in God, like branches connected to the vine. The truly blessed are drenched in the living water, making them fruitful. Stop pursuing fleeting material blessings at the expense of eternal ones. Rid yourself of worldly wishes that may strip you of eternal blessings. What are you pursuing in life—the perishable or the imperishable? And from whom do you seek your blessings? Remember, he who pays the piper dictates the tune.
1. Lord Jesus, help me to destabilize every satanic plan to ruin my life.
2. Lord, help me to always wait on You for all my needs and not look elsewhere.
3. Father, redirect your servants to only pursue the righteous and godly.
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1. More holiness gives me more striving within:
More patience in suffering, more sorrow for sin:
More faith in my Savior, more sense of His care:
More joy in His service, more purpose in prayer.
2. More gratitude gives me more trust in the Lord.
More zeal for His glory, more
hope in His word;
More tears for His sorrows, more
pain at His grief;
More meekness in trials, more
praise for relief.
3. More purity gives me, more strength to overcome;
More freedom from earth stains,
more longing for home.
More meet for Thy kingdom, O
Lord, would I be?
More fruitful, more holy, more
Saviour, like Thee.
2 Kings 2, 3, 4
Content Credit/ Living Waters daily devotional

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