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How to Live a Blessed Life (Part 2)

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Pastor Scott george | January 16, 2022

How to Live a Blessed Life (Part 2)

1. Embrace Blessed Living as God's Beautiful Plan

Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the one..."


"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence." - Og Mandino

2. Avoid Toxic Influences that Distract You

John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."


Destroy - to put out of the way, to render useless, to distract

Steal

Kill


Psalm 1:1, "… who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers"


Walk

Stand

Sit


How to Recognize Toxic Relationships

  • Constant drama and tension
  • Continuous patterns of disrespect
  • Violates boundaries
  • Compromise of your convictions
  • Brings out the worst in you
  • Lack of healthy give and take

3. Remember the Benefits of God's Word

Psalm 1:2, "but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night."


10 Benefits of God’s Word


1. Nourishment

Matthew 4:4, "Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”"


2. Correction

2 Timothy 3:16, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness"


3. Cleansing

Romans 12:2, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."


4. Guidance

Psalms 119:105, "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."


5. Help for Others

Romans 15:14, "I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another."


6. Wisdom

Psalms 119:98, "Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies."


7. Fruitfulness

Colossians 1:10, "So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God"


8. Comfort

Romans 15:4, "For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope."


9. Growth

1 Peter 2:2, "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation."


10. Victory

1 John 5:4, "For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. "