A happy and blessed woman is fearless in her pursuit of God and His will for her life.

psalm 112

Oh, how happy is the one who has tasted and seen the glory of God. (Psa. 34:8)   A blessed woman by all accounts because she has intimate knowledge of the Lord’s love for her. (Eph. 1:17) She knows her God will never lose sight of her; therefore, she has no reason to fear anything or anyone. (Deu. 31:6)  Her heart is rooted and established in God and grounded by His faithfulness; she is fearless! (Isa. 41:10)

Do you know this woman?  If not, take a moment and re-read her description and see if her identity comes to mind. Is it still a mystery to you? Okay, here is the big reveal: It’s you, it’s me, it’s who God created us to be!

To learn more about becoming a bold and fearless woman of God we turn to the 112 chapter of Psalms.  This psalm falls into the category of a Hallelujah psalm, an acrostic poem detailing the blessings received by those who choose to revere and glorify God by living a righteous life.

Psalm 112

[1] Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. [2] Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. [3] Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. [4] Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. [5] Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. [6] Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. [7] They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. [8] Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. [9] They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor. [10] The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

The Hebrew word  used in place of “fear” in Psalm 112 is yare’ which means to stand in awe of God and have a constant reverence for His majesty.  Those who reverently fear the Lord and respect His commands find themselves in their “element.”  In other words, when we are walking in the Lord’s will, we are more satisfied and fulfilled in what we are doing than at any other time in our lives.  Serving the Lord and being obedient to what He calls us to do becomes an absolute delight and in no way a heavy yoke or burden.  To fear Him is to love Him and be in awe of His goodness.

What does it mean to delight in the Lord?

A woman that delights in the Lord and His ways has a hunger and thirst for His Word. He is the fire in her bones and the living water flowing through her veins. She takes Jesus’ command to love the Lord with all her heart, all her soul and all her mind literally. (Matt. 22:37). She is determined, has her face set like a flint. (Isa. 50:7). Her words and her actions are in unison when she declares, “I have decided to follow Jesus, and there is no turning back! I am a Jesus follower, not just today, but for the rest of my life, no matter what comes my way.”

No trial troubles the child of God who knows God has a reason for allowing it. She responds  to negative reports and daily crises  with equanimity: composure, calm and level-headedness because she knows God is in control.  My circumstances may change, but my God always remains the same. (Num. 23:19)

In the final verse, the blessedness of a righteous person is set forth by contrast with the fate of the ungodly.  Where a blessed Believer has the power of Christ living in them, the person that refuses to walk with the Lord chooses to walk without power.  Because they rely on their abilities instead of the strength of Christ, they will be carried out to sea when the storms of life blow in.  They will have no choice but to go where the wind and the waves carry them.

If we want to receive the blessings of God we need to maintain our position as faithful followers of Christ; we stand under the spout where His glory comes out. Simply put, we make cultivating a daily personal relationship with Jesus and walking in His will our number one priority in life.

Sending peace, love, and happiness to all!

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Hi, my name is Kelly. I am an artist, writer & Jesus girl with a passion for helping others discover and embrace their identity, value and confidence in Christ.
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