Beyond Blessed Devotional
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1 (NLT)
What is the Beyond Blessed devotional?
Beyond Blessed Devotional comes from Pastor Robert Morris, here is what he has to say:
"I have a tremendous burden for people to understand that living the blessed life is not only about being generous, it’s also about stewardship. And living the blessed life isn't about a 'blessed wallet'. Merriam Webster defines stewardship as, “The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” As believers, we recognize everything we have has been given to us by God. This includes money, but it also means our families, relationships, and health—even our own bodies. As we will discover in the 28 days that make up this devotional, all these things have been entrusted to us by God, and it’s our job to steward them carefully and responsibly.
Because God has entrusted many things to us, you may start to feel like you have too many things to manage. However, if you rely on God, He will give you the grace to become a wise and faithful steward, which in turn, will ultimately lead to more freedom and margin in your life. Think of it like a budget. It might feel confining and restricting at first, but in the end, it helps us enjoy life more. In the same way, understanding the biblical principles of stewardship changes everything and helps us focus on what’s really important—our rela- tionship with God, family, and others.
At the conclusion of each devotion, we end with the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to me?” I want to encourage you to ask yourself this question every day because I believe God wants to speak to you through it. I promise that if you do this and allow God to show you how you can be the best steward of all He’s given you, blessings will pour into your life and you can start living beyond blessed."
How to get the most out of the Advent devotional?
Create a scheduled and intentional time for 10-15 minutes of reading this devotional. Screens and alerts off. Take a moment to:
Quiet your thoughts
SCHEDULE YOUR READING
Set aside a time and place to read this devotional and to meditate on the corresponding scriptures. Create a distraction-free environment.
PRAY BEFORE YOU READ
Ask God to reveal His truths as you read. Pray for consistency and clarity.
READ WITH A FRIEND
Read with someone that will hold you accountable for your daily reading.
Proverbs 27:17 says. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
SHARE WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING
Don’t just read it. Share how God’s word is speaking to you.