Thank you for all the many blessings you have given me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be in business for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for this beautiful day you have given us. Thank you for watching over us and keeping us safe from harm. Thank you for showing me how to stand strong in my faith. Thank you for encouraging me every day through all that you do for those around me. Thank you for meeting and surpassing our needs! Thank you for loving me!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
As I child I sang a song called Count Your Blessings. The words of the song go like this…
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
God wants us to acknowledge all He does for us. Today, I would like to give God thanks for blessing me with a new business. I believe God has led me in this direction. I see His hand upon all the many pieces of this venture coming together and it is amazing. I pray every day for His guidance in all that I do and all that I say. I am excited to see how God is working in my life.
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
All that we behold is full of blessings.
What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.
Sir John Templeton
Easter is a time of hope, renewal of faith, and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Through His sacrifice, we can have eternal life.
John 3:16 NIV “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Believe and Receive!
Every day is a new day to thank God for giving us. Through God’s love for me, I have peace and joy in my heart and life. I am blessed in so many ways.
I have written in the past about the troubles with my daughter but I can tell you today that God is still in control. My daughter is on the right road by finishing her high school education and has entered the Certified Nursing Assistant program. She is making plans for college and entering the RN program. I thank God for working in her life and guiding her. God is not finished with His work with her but I am very glad He is in control.
I see examples every day of God being in control in all areas of the world. I watched a video clip of a woman whose car was being swept away in flood waters and it showed the brave men that jumped into the rushing waters to help her get out of the car. The clip showed all the windows closed as the car began sinking into the deeper water. One of the men who rescued the woman said he reached under the water and felt the woman’s hand and realized he would be able to pull her out of the car. The video showed the successful rescue just as he described.
The reporter mentioned it was amazing since the video also captured the car being pulled out of the water with all the windows completely closed shut. The reporter noted that he wasn’t sure how the windows could be shut as the car was sinking, then open for the man to pull her out, and then closed before pulling the car from the water. The interview continued with the man who pulled the woman to safety and he said he wasn’t sure what happened to allow him to pull her out. I can tell you…it was God in control. There is no hesitation on my part to give God the glory for this amazing miracle. I know God is able.
God is able to give you a miracle in your life today. Don’t look at the circumstances around you in despair….look to God. He is in control and He is able. The bible says in Matthew 19:26, But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Don’t let circumstances control you. Give them to God. Trust in Him and His ability to do the impossible. God sent his only son to die upon a cross so we might be saved. But a miracle came from the horrible circumstances of Jesus’ death…Jesus rose from the dead. Yes, God is in control and He is able.
Put your trust in God and be ready to receive the miracle He has prepared for you.
Whether it is a news article or a radio interview, there is a buzzing going on about Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. There was a recent article in USA Today written about Tim Tebow’s response to the former Broncos quarterback, Jake Plummer’s radio interview where he said he wished the man currently taking the snaps in Denver would curb his references to Jesus Christ and his faith. Click below to read the whole article and Tim Tebow’s response.
I commend Tim Tebow in standing strong in his faith and acknowledging God before all men. What Jake Plummer and many others in this world doesn’t understand is Tim is giving God the glory for the blessings God has given him. The bible says in Psalm 96:3
“Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.”
Prayers are being answered for God’s will to be done in my daughter’s life! The Good Lord is working on me at the same time! So God is doubling our blessings! There is no doubt in mind that God is in Control! I thank the Lord for showing me how to let HIM take charge of my life. It has been a long 15 months of hard road with a lot of lessons learned to make me see HIS way is the best way in ALL things.
Thank you Lord for all your blessings and thank you for loving me!
God’s plan is to give us everything we need and desire…that fits HIS will, HIS purpose and HIS plan for our life. If you want your life to get better, you need to surrender your life to God. This includes surrendering your finances and relationships. In Proverbs 3:5-6, 9, the bible tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths…Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everthing your land produces”. In allowing God to take over lives, our finances and our relationships, we are trusting Him with all our heart. God tells us to honor Him with our wealth and the BEST part of what we produce. I would definitely define that in today’s world as paying tithes on my gross earnings, not my net pay, after taxes and deductions.
Look in 2 Corinthians 9 again and read verses 6-8: “Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each make up your own mind about how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others”. Verse 11 says, “Yes, you will be enriched so that you can give even more generously. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will break out in thanksgiving to God”.
God’s promise to bless us is not just the blessings we receive while here on earth, but He promises in Matthew 19:29 and again in Luke 18:28-30, that everyone that has given up everything to follow Him, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will have eternal life. Nothing is better than eternal life!
In Romans 8:32, the bible says, “Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?” God is ready to pour out His blessings on us when we surrender all to Him and honor him with giving. Are you ready to commit ALL to Him?
Need help fighting depression? Can’t seem to find happiness? Wonder how you are going to make through the day? Remember, Jesus is the Reason! Stand strong in Him. He has the power to overcome all obstacles. Find your answers in HIM!