“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 ESV)
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)
This is not what I had ready to go this morning.
I got a text from a friend early this morning that said “you are loved.” That’s it. Just 3 little words: You are loved.
Then this song started going through my mind:
“I am blessed
I am blessed
Every day of my life
I am blessed.
When I wake up in the morning
Till I lay my head to rest
I am blessed I am blessed.”
And I am. I AM BLESSED. And so are you.
Well think about it. You are reading this so God allowed you to wake up to another day. If you have food to eat, clothes to wear, a roof over your head then you are blessed. You have people who love you. God loves you.
That is what I consider the biggest blessing in my life. God loves me unconditionally. I used to be a train wreck looking for somewhere to happen. Not anymore. I have a purpose in my life. God has given me a ministry.
No I am not a minister, but I have a ministry. And so do you. God blessed me with this daily. He has blessed me with a home I dearly love. It’s small but the perfect size for me. I have been able to minster to neighbors. I have been able to sow into people that a few years ago I could not have done.
Look around today.
“Count your blessings.
Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings
See what God has done.”
You might just be surprised to see what God has done.
Have a blessed day everyone.