The Blessed Life
by Diana Scothorn
The Blessed life is not something we hope for, it’s a promise! It’s also a choice! We have to decide to live a blessed life. To be blessed is to be empowered by God’s divine favor.
When you’re blessed, you experience God’s favor, and He’ll make room for your gifts and bring you before great men! He’ll divinely connect you to everyone and everything you need to live the blessed life He’s promised. Psalm 90:17 says the favor of the Lord our God rests on us and establishes the work of our hands.
Even in seasons of utter darkness, in the depth of my being, I knew…
God was leading the way. When we trust God daily and do what we know to do, God is behind the scenes orchestrating our life to produce the fruit of a blessed life.
The blessed life includes joy, peace, restoration, and prosperity. It’s the whole package. We’re prosperous in our mind, our health, our physical appearance, our emotions, and our social life.
When we give God authority over our life, we receive God’s empowerment, which produces favor in our life. It’s when we allow God to set us apart from the world’s standards and seek His ways that the root of a blessed life begins.
People desire the blessed life but don’t allow God’s authority over their life. Jesus wants to disciple us. My husband and I have had people take a glimpse of our life and associate the blessing of God with money.
The blessing of God is about complete dependency and security in God! It is emotional security, peace, and joy.
Yes, the blessing brings financial wealth, but that is a by-product of every area of our life being submitted and empowered by God’s wisdom!
It is living a disciplined lifestyle.
It is getting up early, reading the Bible, working out, and eating healthy, daily. Disciplined is when you train by rules, and a disciple of Jesus is when you prepare according to God’s laws! You train to reign victoriously on earth!
You walk with God, you talk with God, and you seek His counsel every moment of every day as you listen for His voice and heed to His word! It’s as simple as this… when we pursue God, His ways, His method of operation, God’s favor will pursue us, as we enjoy the fruit of the blessed life!
The blessed life is a by-product of a disciplined life! When we allow God to have authority in and over our life, He empowers us to reign in all areas of our life! You’ve been equipped to live the blessed life, you just have to make the choice to walk it out!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.
Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.