The Many Blessing of the Father
Monday, October 14, 2013
I am astounded with the many blessings God continues to rain down on me. It's been a year now since I had a breakthrough with Christ and He revealed a place in my heart that I was stuck and had been blind to. I laid my pain at His feet and rededicated my life to Him.
From that moment forward He has directed me to an amazing Church that I have become actively involved in. He has connected me with so many beautiful sister's in Christ who have become my support system, my prayer partners and prayer warriors, my peers in learning more about Christ.
He has led me to a group of women on this website, sparkpeople, who invited me to become co-leader of a new team, Hopeful Hearts. He is opening so many doors of opportunities with that blessed team.
I have a sweet intimate relationship with Christ and I love being in His presence. I love spending quiet time with Him and listening for His soft, still voice. I love meditating on His word and allowing it to take root in my heart.
I prayed and continue to pray for my family's salvation. My daughter accepted Christ as her saviour this summer and has developed a close relationship with Christ herself. She is active in her college ministry at Church and we have such sweet conversations in our sharing of what we have learned about our amazing Lord.
I know that it is only a matter of time before my husband accepts him and what a rejoicing and celebrating day that will bring. I pray for him every day and it isn't easy waiting but God is teaching me so much while I wait. And so I accept God's timing. His is always perfect timing.
My son has accepted Christ as his saviour but is not living a Christian life. I don't believe he has developed a close personal relationship with Christ and so I pray for him. I pray that He will come to know the glory of knowing God through a close relationship with Him.
Opportunities to share the good news of my Lord keep opening up to me. I share my testimony and share how amazing life is with Christ compared to life without Him.
I have a home full of love, a good car to drive that never causes me problems, a good job that I've been blessed enough to hold onto when so many thousands were losing theirs. I can't remember the last time I felt hunger pains. I have clothes that are decent and plentiful. But all of those are material things. And although they are most certainly blessings that I'm thankful for they are not my most precious blessings.
My beloved blessings that God has showered me in is a heart full of love for all people. I have learned patience when I've never been a patient person. I have learned self control when I used to be an emotional wreck. My Father has given me a gift for writing and I cherish it. He has given me the gift of encouragement and I find great joy in encouraging and lifting others up. Although I'm not rich I know He has given me more than some have and my heart swells up with happiness when I'm given an opportunity to give and unexpected gift of money, or tickets to a bible conference, or any kind of offering out of love that God has let me know the person needs and I have the means to supply. I am not boasting, I'm simply stating that God has blessed me and I have a heart for giving. I always give for His glory and many times I give anonymously or very discreetly so that the receiver understands that it comes from God, I'm simply the supplier or messenger.
God has blessed me with good health and a peaceful spirit and a joy in me that just overflows. I feel like I'm far richer than any man on earth. If Forbes magazine wrote articles or took pictures of Christians who have received some of God's greatest rewards and gifts I would be in the magazine. He has blessed me with an abundant life.
I sing His praises. I can easily say if I didn't receive a single item more in materialistic things I would be happy. But I crave more blessings to my soul, my heart, and my mind. I crave to know my Father in a deeper way still. The more I learn of Him the more in awe of Him I become. He is greater than I will ever be able to wrap my brain around in this lifetime but I will have full understanding when He brings me home and reveals all of life's mysteries to me. That's the day I'm looking forward to. That's the day I'm living for.
Jesus, my saviour, my redeemer, my healer, my all, I love you!!!