Saturday, June 20, 2009
count your blessings
Lately things have been a bit stressed around here because of finances, with everything going up except our paycheck our budget is so super tight, it hurts. My hubby is very stresses and worries, he is our soul provider and likes it that way, but he wishes to be able to do more .But we have much and wanting more sometimes causes us to overlook that.
I have been reminded of the bible verse- cannot remember which exact one it is - that talks about God clothed the flowers in the field surely he will take care of you-.
So i have been counting our blessings instead of thinking of what we don;t have I instead think of what we do and thank god everyday for all he has given us, he will provide what we need. He has always come through for us- though he does sometimes wait till the very last moment to do it, he never forsakes us.
The blessings I have been counting include:
I got up today, which means God has given me another chance, I can see my kids, I can kneel to pray- thoguh getting up is harder these days-, I can smell the rain and cornbread in the oven, I can think and feel and read . God has given me a day to be the best I can be FOR HIM. To reach out to ohters, to do my best.I try to remember when god has blessed us so much he expects something in return, its not a free for all ride, with nothing expected from us.
Our kids are healthy and strong very energetic but they are all here with us and doing wonderfully, that is a great blessing.They are our greatest gift of all.I can read stories to them, play soccer or wiffle ball in the yard, blow bubbles or finger paint. Or just sit back and watch them create.
Jesus who walks with us everyday, theres a line in a song I keep singing it goes- 'Keep Walking Your not Alone in This World'- and I know no matter how hopeless it seems he is right here all the way.What better friend is there then that.
my family who is very close to us, takes the kids everywhere and is always doing wonderful things and blessing us in wonderful ways. My mom, sends watermelon and all kinds of treats and stuff for the kids ,or my uncle who supplies us with bread- he is a district manager for Martins Potato Bread- .My cousins who always help us out with childcare, or other things.
And just having them to be with is wonderful they are our best friends and who we hang with the most in our free time.
Our house and neighborhood, we live in the type of neighborhood where everyone still knows each other and helps each other out, we have bon-fires and picnics and the kids are abel to ride up and down the street and many eyes are watching them. My kids know every dog,cat, frog, turtle etc in the neighborhood too:-)
There are many more some are small or silly, my pantry and freezer are filled, we have some red tomatoes on the vines already, going to the playground , getting a slushy etc..
But a blessing does not have to be big to be felt or counted.
Look around I bet you will find blessings in places you had not ever looked before:-)