Tonight I sat in Chuck’s class at church titled “Blessings and Abominations”. He talked about how God took the children of Israel through the wilderness to teach the trust and discipline, and to also prepare them for the blessing that He was going to give them. Chuck also talked about patience and how sometimes we fail to receive God’s blessings because we don’t have the patience to wait on Him to bring it. We get frustrated and fail to wait for it…because we live in a NOW mentality world. Also, that once we do obtain the promise we are to remember WHO made it possible and that it is not by our own righteousness that we have it…God’s love and mercy are want bring us into blessings.
I am so blessed, and I fail to remember that sometimes because I look at the circumstances that I find myself in at that moment instead of what has happened in the past and what I’m looking forward to in the future. God has done so much for me. He made it possible for me to build a house, and when I lost the job I had that made the payments affordable He has also supplied a means for me to keep the house…and I have not went hungry; He has given me a family that is AWESOME!! They are there for me regardless, and sometimes I can be a pain. He has placed me in a church under leadership that has vision. I’m not always what I need to be and I sometimes lose sight of the goal; but He is faithful, even when my faith falters. He loves me when I feel unlovable. He catches me when I fall, or at least is standing there beside me coaxing me to get up. He is my supplier of all things that I need; and gives me things even before I know that I need them. He’s awesome, and sometimes in the fog of life I forget the simple things while looking for the big.
I am thankful for all my blessings…and I know they come from Him.