Thursday, November 13, 2008

That kind of beautiful, wonderful, God-blessed day

I wish I could explain how I feel today. Words simply aren't good enough, but I'll try.

I feel like I'm sitting on the beach. A warm, sunny day. A slight breeze. Water licking at my feet. There are no worries. No frets. Cheerful giggles erupt from children building sand castles, and the sounds of the ocean seem to praise the God who made it.

That's the kind of day I've had.

No, I haven't had a day at the coast. I've been busy around our home cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, kissing booboos, playing peekaboo with the baby.... but I feel so content, even happy to do the chores around the home.

The last few weeks have been a bit stressful for me, but I feel like God gave has given me a little "vacation" the last three days, for which I feel incredibly blessed.

That isn't to say there haven't been disappointments (our van is out of commission, which isn't good), but there has definitely been more to smile about than to frown about.

I feel like so often I allow the pressure and the small let downs of my day to pull me under instead of focusing on the abundant blessings God has bestowed upon me. I am glad I can trust God with my burdens AND my blessings.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

I am able to look back over this week and see is provision. I cannot help but praise the God that loves me so well and blesses me though I do not deserve it!

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I praise the Lord stilling me with his hand, giving me patience, and lavishing me with love and kindness. How great a God that he would renew my spirit each morning in His word- a God who gives me faith, wisdom, and a desire to serve him- things that could never come from myself, but only from Him!

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. Isaiah 54:10

Please, share your stories (or links to posts) of how God has blessed you this week... or even a bible verse that He has encouraged you with!


Laur said...

We all too often forget to find the good in everyday. It's so much easier to focus on the negative things. I do my best to find the positive because things are just better that way :D And life's too short not to enjoy.
I didn't think that you'd notice (so soon) that I'd added you, so it was a suprise to see your note today, a good one though!

Annie Peterson said...

I love hearing about how God has been encouraging you and lifting you up! I know I went through a scary situation this past week with my niece getting a casserole just out of the oven dumped on her -- Jesus either totally protected her or totally healed her, because she was not burned at all!! It was so scary, though, and as I recovered the Lord was bringing this verse to mind:

Isaiah 43
"I have called you by name, you are Mine...When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned...because you are precious in My eyes, and honored, and I love you..."

Carrie said...

I LOVE days like that! When God just blesses us with immense joy and thankfulness!! I think it happens those days that we truly give our heart completely to Him. So that even in the sometimes mundane-ness of life, we know His Joy and His Peace. He is So good to us! I love this post Mandy!!