Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
To be blessed means to be divinely favored, happy, or contented. We all want to be blessed. Don’t you? Most people don’t want to pass up on God’s favor, and you probably don’t either. If we acclaim God, we are blessed. To acclaim Him means to applaud Him or welcome Him with glorious sounds or shouts of approval and joy.
If we want to be blessed, we also need to walk in the light of God’s presence. If we walk in the light, we avoid the darkness of sin with all its consequences. We seek God. We obey Him because we know the “exceptions” to our obedience bring heartache.
When we wake up to praise and worship music instead of an alarm clock, we can start the day in the light of the presence of the Lord. As we read our Bible each morning, we can also walk in the light of His presence. The habit of reading the Bible before breakfast also places a person in the light of the Lord’s presence soon after getting up.
Another way that demonstrates our walk in the light of the Lord’s presence is our fellowship with one another. Fellowship means we look forward to going to church and church events with our community. We all know how important it is to go to church and praise Him with our fellow church mates. Together in fellowship, we pray to God and thank Him for all the blessings He has given us and for forgiving us on our sins.
Dear God, the desire of my heart is to be blessed.
I acclaim your glory and walk in the light of your presence.