Do you ever really count your blessings? I mean really? Simply start by taking a look at your day today. When you got out of bed... were you thankful to have a new day? Thankful to do as you need or want?
My day starts like this........... I wake....... its 6am... I shower in a wonderfully warm shower... feeling the water wake me and refresh me ready for my new day. I spend time putting finishing touches on the Church Bulletin and getting it ready for print. Wake my family to get them all ready for Church... and off we go. Now... this particular Sunday morning... we wont be able to stay but for Praise and Worship due to David having a Football game at noon... which means we have to leave at 11am to get there for warm up and game. Do I fall prey to Satans attempts at making me feel bad for missing church? NO... I'm blessed to have my short time there.. and then my ride to the game full of Praise and Worship songs from my favorite radio station (KLove). While arriving at the game... we're asked if Patrick is going to be attending the Baseball clinic in town (home). Somehow or another we didn't get word of the event.. so hadn't signed Patick up weren't prepared for it. In comes our blessing. One of the families that have a boy on David's team (game we were at) have another boy that is on Patrick's Baseball team and was going to the clinic. The father took Patrick and let him borrow his ball glove until we could get there after David's Football game with his ball equipment.
David's game is over.. .we head off back home to be with Patrick and watch his fun.
Ride home... David had some dust or something fly in his eye... it swelled up pretty good and was irritated. We stop at the house to get Patrick's ball equipment.. and wash David's eye. It looks a bit better but not great. We decide to take Patrick his things.. watch David close to see if we need to take him to the doctor. More Blessings................ We arrive at the ball field... a few of the moms see David's eye... one suggests a cool cloth for the swelling.... another has Benadryl in her purse for her son... breaks one for David... and gives us that. Within 30 minutes of the Benadryl and cool cloth you could see the swelling going down and his eye clearing up really well.
Patrick has a great time at the clinic.... Michael had fun playing with buddies that were there ... and David was feeling much better ... ready for dinner! hehheeheeeee
We decide dinner in town at the local Bar & Grill would be just fine. Blessing to me... NO COOKING ............... *big grin*
Simple little things that may seem like no big deal one day... Satan will try to use at some point against you to make you question your life. All the running you do... all the things you spend time on.. all the things you miss out on.... all the things you forget... all you do and feel you get nowhere with. You aren't good enough.. you cant do anything right... you let people down... you just don't matter. hmmmmmmmmmmm Sounds an awful lot like words of Satan to me... because you know what God says about you?
Psalm 139:14 where God says,“You are fearfully and wonderfully made."
God tells us in Psalm 17, "We are the apple of His eye."
In Deuteronomy 7:6, God tells us that We are "His treasured possession."
In Philippians 4:8, God tells us to think about whatever is "true, noble, right, pure, and lovely." I like to think about the truth that God tells me and spend my time thinking about what God says is true.
The last Scripture I want to share is Psalm 119:114, “You are my refuge and my shield. I have put my hope in your Word.” My confidence and hope is in God. I know now that instead of being a mistake, I am the Lord’s treasured possession.
And now for this wonderful blessing..... First... the blessing of having a wonderful new cyber-friend (June) Next for her blessing me with being able to get closer to my goal of Prayer Blankets for Children with Nephrotic Syndrome by making this beautiful blanket. Thank you June... it arrived safely and I appreciate you and your help so very much! God Bless you my friend!!!
Off to tend to a load of laundry before I settle in for crocheting before bed.
have a wonderful evening everyone...
**And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
~ Matthew 6:30**