Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Counting My Blessings

How many times do we just count our blessings? I mean every single one we can think of; not often enough I am sure. This is going to be like a live blog. I am going to write all the blessings that pop into my head and I pray that through this you and I both will see how much we take for granted. So here goes:

1. I woke up this morning!
2. I climbed or rolled out of bed without any assistance from anyone else!
3. I had a bed to roll out of!
4. I went to the bathroom and had running water!
5. I had clean towels and clean clothes, due to the fact that I have a washer and dryer and I had detergent and SOFTENER!
6. I took a nice hot bath and had soap and shampoo and conditioner!
7. I had hot water because my water bill and power bill are paid because God blessed my husband with work in which to pay them!
8. While enjoying my hot bath I actually began to talk to the Creator of the Universe. WOW!
I begin to thank Him for some things and that's when He put it on my heart to "blog" this today.
9. With that same electricity I was able to blow dry my hair, straighten my hair, and see to put on my make-up. AIN'T GOD GOOD!
10. I then got dressed walked into my living room and sat down in a nice comfortable recliner that the Lord let me buy for my husband last father's day.
11. I leaned back threw an afghan over me, grabbed my Bible, grabbed my glasses, and then began to do my Daily Bible Reading. What a Blessing!!!
12. After my Bible reading, I cooked some breakfast for me and my husband.
13. Yes, my husband is a blessing. He loves God, he loves me, and he loves his family! What a blessing.
14. We are so blessed with food, that my husband and I are on the Adkins diet to try and lose some of that blessing.(ha!ha!)
15. My husband came in from doing one job and left in his "Suburban" to do another job.
Did you catch the double blessing? More than one job (he's a contractor) and a vehicle to drive there.
16. I left in my Mother's car since mine is blown up. Ah Ha, so you say. How is that a blessing... Your car is blown up. My Mom has loaned me her car. That is a blessing!

This all happened before 9:00 AM and there are probably, no I am sure there are things that I missed.

Oh yeah
17. My daughter called me and told me that she is praying about ...... I can't tell you what, but the point is MY DAUGHTER IS PRAYING!!! That was the biggest blessing today. If you only knew where we were with her just a little over a year ago, you would be shouting now too.

18. How could I overlook the computer? Everybody has a computer; it is a necessity in today's world. Isn't it? I don't think so, it is just another blessing that God has blessed me with, and I want to always use it for His honor and His glory.

I think now is a good time to tell you about the color coding. It's all about HIM and that is in red. Red, because it is because of the shedding of His precious blood that all things are possible. It is because of the blood that I am here today, that I have Hope, and that I have the strength to face everyday regardless of what a day brings!

I have just realized what time it is and that I could take this entire day and not even be able to cover the blessings of God! I am going to take a break to prepare my lesson for tonight. I teach 3 & 4 year olds at Kings Kids. Woops, there it is again...another blessing.

The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to tell children every week that Jesus loves them. That's not all...two of them are my Grandchildren. How much better can it get?

Stay tuned, I will try and finish my list in a little while, but for now, just think about the blessings in your life. I dare you to try and number them. There are so many in-between the ones I listed that I dare say it would be impossible to list the goodness of GOD!

God bless you and I pray you have a wonderful day. If you are reading this and you do not know the God that I am bragging about please leave a comment. I would be more than honored to introduce you to Him.


3 comments:

Nina Andrzejewski said...

This is awesome,Ms. Lora! I'd love to see you try to do this with an entire day. You'd almost have to keep a pen and pad of paper with you at all times, cause you'd be bound to miss a lot if you just tried to recall the blessings at the end of the day, ya know?--I need to run and change a stinky diaper. Justice smells awful...but hey....I have a precious son in whom I have the honor of changing his diaper!! What a blessing! God is truly amazing!

Erica Lynn said...

Thank you for this. It does me good to remember my blessings and not my trials or heartache. God bless you!

Nina Andrzejewski said...

I've been waiting for a while for a new post with lots of beautiful pictures of you're precious grandson.....still waiting....

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