Blessings Around Every Corner

 

 

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I don’t know how many people read the comments section of the blog but this one I am including below came through from Lillie yesterday.  I love it when I hear from you guys, encouraging me, letting me know you are praying for my family and me,  sometimes sharing some things God is teaching you too–THANKS to all who have done that!!!!!  I find it a real cheerer-upper and sincerely appreciate it.  I am unsure of the author of the quote below (can you possibly please add that in comments/reply section, Lillie?) but I was blessed by the thought and wanted to be sure others were blessed by it too:
 
 
“I read something neat this morning and want to share it with you.
> “God loves to bless you.  He has even declared that ‘blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.’  This means that you can’t run fast enough to escape them!  When you turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for you.  When you turn another corner, you run smack into another blessing!
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> “Today, it is no longer a question of how much or how well you have kept God’s commandments.  It is a question of how much you can believe God for His blessings.  All the promises of God in Christ are ‘Yes’, and because you are in Christ, you can say ‘Amen!’ to His blessings.  (2 Cor. 1:20)”
 
 
I was not familiar with that verse about blessings “overtaking someone” (sounds GREAT with me!) so I looked it up:

Deuteronomy 28:2 (NKJV) And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 28:2 (AMP) And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God.

 

God DOES love to bless His kids.  I know how happy it makes me to see my children really enjoying something I’ve given them: how much moreso that would be like God! Sometimes when a lot of hard things “happen”, like cancer and all it entails it is easy to forget all about His bountiful blessings He showers on us every day.  The truth is that he is LAVISHING me with His blessings as I walk with Him, right in the midst of this raging storm.

God has blessings around every corner.  Lord, please give me “eyes” to see, recognize, and appreciate all your lovely blessings .  Father, YOU bless my socks off every day, with Your wonderful, magnificant Self.  THANKS! 🙂

Lord, every single good gift comes from You…

(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
 
340.”God loves to bless me!  He has even declared that ‘blessings shall come upon you and overtake you.’ in a reference in Deut 28:2.  I know from His Word that He loves to bless ALL of his children, including me.    When I turn one corner, there is a blessing waiting for me.  When I turn another corner, I run smack into another blessing! The thought that I can’t run fast enough to escape God’s blessings is a beautiful word picture to me and delights my soul. I desire very much to heed the voice of the Lord and follow Him closely.  What a joy His presence in my life is!  I can believe God for all His blessings. I can choose to THANK God for this trial that has drawn my heart closer to His wonderful self.  All the promises of God in Christ are ‘Yes’, and because I am in Christ, I can say ‘Amen!’ to His blessings.  (2 Cor. 1:20)” (Thoughts personalized from a quote Lillie shared in the blog)
341. Even though the neuropathy is becoming more painful lately, I was so happy to be able to rebound on my mini-trampoline a good while  yesterday morning and I will rebound again and take a nice walk along the river this morning.  Woohooo!  PROGRESS!  

342. Isaiah 61:3 from the cartoon I found was a blessing to me today.  I will put on and keep on “a garment of praise”.
 ” …and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
   instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
   instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
   instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
   a planting of the LORD
   for the display of his splendor. “

Praising Him and thanking Him,
 
Paula

2 thoughts on “Blessings Around Every Corner

  1. I enjoy your thoughts and “toons”! Thanks for sharing the Lord’s workings and encouragements you find. I’ve been meditating on praise being a choice and an attitude-changer so I like the “Garments of Praise” one a lot! Praying for you!

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  2. Glad you like the Joyful toons, too Rachael. Neato that we both are meditating on praise being a choice and attitude changer–so true, so true. 🙂 Paula

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