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Blessing God, Who Guides in Day & Instructs at Night

I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.
Psalm 16:7

Each of our lives is a life of walking with God.  We serve the one God who is our inheritance.  We continually praise God who guides us.  And while we sleep, God instructs our hearts .

David was on a wild ride.  Many challenges faced him in his life.  He was a man after God's heart.  He was a worshiper.

Blessing

"I will bless (or praise) the Lord", is a declaration of faith.  No matter what happens or what I see with my eyes and hear with my ears, I will bless the Lord.  We are fond of blessing others.  Blessings is a term of charity that means, "may all go well with you", or perhaps, "may grace accompany you", or perhaps, "may God's favor be upon you".

Blessing is the opposite of cursing.  Cursing is to pronounce or wish bad things upon a person.  Cussing and cursing are closely related.  When we cuss we curse someone or ourselseves.

Looking at the opposite gives you an idea what blessing is.  We bless God when we are going through the good and the bad.  God is always worthy of praise because God is always altogether good or lovely.

When you bless someone, you call upon the release of blessing in their life.  Someone is having a hard time or going through something tough and we say, "oh bless you", or "God bless you".

When we are personally going through adversity, we deliberately bless God anyway.  Blessing God opens the door for God's blessings.  We say, "He is worthy to be praised", as we go through difficulty.  That is the way of the warrior, the way of sons and daughters and the way of discipleship.

Disciples are people who learn through discipline.  God often guides us by faith and not by sight.  We are leaning the ways of God.  We are learning wisdom.

Guidance

God guides you as you move forward.  Some people will not start their journey because they don't know the whole route.  God generally does not give you the whole map at anytime, even after you leave.  You will be continually dependent on him in your journey.

"God guides me", means that there will be many pieces of guidance.  You and I may discern where we are going and what the journey is all about, but we will not know all the steps and probably will not know the timing.  

Night School

If you have trouble getting it while you are awake, don't worry, because God teaches you while you are sleeping.  You can rest assured that if you are not certain of God's guidance while awake, God will make it clear and set you straight, while you sleep.

God guides and counsels us every day, to do the right thing and to walk in the blessing.  But, if we are stubborn or resist, God will turn it up a notch and chasten or admonish us through our hearts while we sleep.  In other words, if you have trouble with God's counsel while awake, God will give you some stronger counseling while you are asleep.

God reserves his direct chastisement of you for when it is private.  It is good news that God disciplines those he loves (Heb. 12:6) and we need discipline, as in rebuke, correction, admonition and chastisement.  The person who does not receive these night lessons is in danger on a ruined life and early death (Prov. 19:18).


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