This week I have been reflecting on a lot of things. A cold snap has come to our area in OR a bit early, and as I drove down the street one evening I noticed a man walking the streets with a down comforter wrapped around his head, shoulders, and body, clenching it tightly. Another day, while driving out of a parking to I saw a young man holding a sign that said, "Anything Helps. Hungry". Yet another day I was chatting with my Brother and Sister in Christ and then to my husband about Spiritual topics like healing and faith, praise and worship and salvation.
Yesterday I was chatting with a co-worker who in general conversation made the statement, "You're Lucky," and I realized no I'm not, I'm Blessed!! Luck has no place in the life of a Child of God. If our Heavenly Father doesn't rely on luck why should we?
No, I'm blessed. Blessed that I have a warm roof over my head, blessed that I have a vehicle that takes me to and fro, blessed that I have food in my refrigerator or can choose to dine out. Blessed that I have not just true friends but a Brother and Sister that I love and am thankful for, beyond comprehension. Blessed that I am part of a House of Worship that teaches the truth of God's word and how to have a "relationship" with Him, blessed to have the opportunity to openly worship and love on God.
I could have ten thousand days and still not have enough time to list all the ways in which the Lord has blessed me. Instead I have this banner to help me count the ways that God has blessed me exceeding abundantly above all that I could ask or think.
2 Corinthians 9:8 - And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)