A sweet friend of mine tweeted this verse, Matthew 5: 3-12, and it prompted a mini devotional while the baby was sleeping. Turns out it was just what I needed for that particular bummer of a day. I hear and see the word "Blessed" so much. I am guilty of even saying things like, "I feel so blessed". Turns out I was using it with the wrong state of mind. I recently was not feeling very "blessed" while our little family was going through a hard time and boy did I have things completely backwards. God's favor does not rest upon some people and not others but His favor rests upon us all. Being and feeling blessed has nothing to do with material things; again, I am guilty of thinking this way at times. In that sense, the word blessed should be changed to "lucky" or "fortunate". The true foundation of feeling blessed is knowing that you are loved by God. Period.
We have the unconditional love of the Almighty God. We are all truly blessed!
And I am one lucky mama to be able to love this little one!