“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right path for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”- Psalm 23:1-4
(Interestingly enough, this passage I leave here this morning is from David…..)
Well hello everyone! I hope your weekend is going great and you are having a life changing experience with the Risen Savior Jesus! It doesn’t always have to come with fireworks and cannons either. Sometimes the smallest things that happen in our lives have the greatest impact from God. Amen?
This passage stood out to me today because as the title says, I am BLESSED. Blessed is a word that gets thrown around a lot now but I doubt that most really feel like what they have is a blessing from God. Sort of like the word love; gets used a lot but not too much action behind it really. For me, however, I truly feel as if I lack nothing for what God has given me are things that money can not buy and will not only be with me in this life but in the life to come; my family.
See, I wont bore you with all the details, but suffice it to say I have lost a lot in my life. My parents, grandparents, a brother or sister due to my mom having an abortion, Uncles and Aunts that wanted nothing really to do with me after I came to Christ, that sort of loss. However, in all of that has come a family that I wouldn’t change for the world and has blessed me beyond measure. Don’t get me wrong we have had our challenges but our family unit is so strong that even certain people think its “weird”; that its not normal to have a family like we do that sticks together. How sad it is that what is just and right and good before God is considered weird. Anyway……
I don’t know what I would be doing now if God had not put these people in my life and for that I lack nothing. Every day that I get to wake up next to my Bride it refreshes my soul; every day that I get to see how awesome our children have become it refreshes my soul; every day that those closest to us reach out with words of encouragement that comes straight from the heart, it refreshes my soul. See these are things that no amount of money or power can buy; they are a gift from God and when I have walked through some of the darkest valleys of my life, they have ALWAYS been there with me. I know just how blessed I am because not everyone has this; for which I am eternally grateful.
Friends, God is good and he gives great gifts to His children. Reach out to Him and let Him show you the blessings you may be missing. Then give Him praise and honor and glory, Amen? Have a great Sunday everyone and if this message has blessed you in some way, please reblog or send it to someone that you think might be encouraged by it.
With Agape Love,