I am so blessed beyond measure!
I haven’t written in a couple of days because I have been inundated with many new things – with starting my new job. I have crammed much information in this brain and still more to come. I will be leaving this evening to go to Washington state for my first trip with the company. I am a traveling Trainer and will be “shadowing” one of the other Trainers for this first trip and the second one as well. I received my first paycheck stub in email yesterday and I opened it and just sat there staring at it. Tears welled up in my eyes and all I could do was sit there and stare at the thing. This will not fund until Friday, but I was so taken aback by the amount of this check. No, it wasn’t a million dollars but it was more money for two weeks than I had made in a month in my last job. I was astounded and instantly felt so blessed by my Father in Heaven for giving me this job. Please do not misunderstand me here… I am not blessed necessarily by money. No! By No Means… (if i can borrow a phrase that dear Paul used many times in his letters to the early Christians….lol) No, I am not blessed just because it is money. You see, I was laid off from a very good job 5 years ago and this job is almost like what I used to do. The job, the company, the people and yes the paycheck is a HUGE blessing. God has provided for me and my parents along the way though! He has been faithful to His promise to never leave us or forsake us. This paycheck just blew me away. He is good and His mercy endure forever!
6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2 Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
For His mercy endures forever.
3 Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever
Now let me say that my last job may have been low pay but it had many more blessings than a paycheck. I met some really good friends there. One of them, I consider a very dear friend and one that I believe God had a big part in bringing us together. She is a wonderful friend, daughter, mother, wife and Christian. I love her and pray for her and her sweet family daily. I miss seeing and talking with her a lot. She is one of the bright spots of working at that job for 2 + years. There are several others as well. I made some very good, life -long friends and will be forever grateful and blessed by those friendships.
There are so many other things I could say about how blessed I am. My life seems to be an overflow of blessings from Heaven. Every trial has turned into a blessing and I am grateful for this heart that God has given me that I can recognize the blessings from His Hand. My brother also writes weekly. He has a blog named Written4U. His post today was about blessings. I would like to include a link to his post as well. Please click this link to read more about “Count Your Blessings”. He has a lot of good stuff to say about that as well.
Look around your life today and see how God has blessed you. If nothing else, if you are a Christian, God has given you Jesus.
God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
This day brings many blessings… count them one by one! Tell God how grateful you are for His blessings. God loves you so much and He calls you His beloved and that is a blessing as well.
The Video – Count Your Blessings – St. John’s Children’s Choir