Posts Tagged ‘blessing’

Came across this quote tonight and it resonated with me. A couple of days ago at work we discovered an issue with a process that was implemented a few months ago. We’ve therefore had several conversations in the last few days about how we all make mistakes sometimes.

The situation at work, proved we all make mistakes, and then make more mistakes, as the problem that was discovered was originally found at the end of last year, and was documented as having been fixed. Unfortunately a fix had been put in place which resolved one issue, but it appeared the fix wasn’t fully tested, meaning it wasn’t noticed that the whole issue hadn’t been resolved.

In life, even when we mess up God forgives, restores and blesses us again. And when we then mess up again, God forgives, restores and blesses us again. And when we mess up again God forgives, restores and blesses us again, etc etc.

Thank goodness God forgives, restores and blesses us again and again because as humans we mess up so often.

Counting

Posted: November 23, 2018 in flowers, Food, life, music, religion, Salvation Army, Travel, words
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I wonder on a daily basis, how many things we count. For example

  • Minutes until going home time!
  • Potatoes to boil for the dinner
  • Can of juice in the fridge
  • Miles until you reach your destination
  • Steps to enter a building
  • Flowers blooming in your garden

Did you notice there was something missing from my list of suggestions – God wasn’t included in any of my suggestions.

I may not have included God in my list of suggestions, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing about God we should count each day. Do you count the number of blessings you receive from God each day?

It may be that when you first think about how many blessings you’ve received from God today you think there will be very few. But I guarantee when you actually sit down and think about it God’s blessings  will far outnumber all those other things I’ve suggested, and many of them will be things that we normally just take for granted.

I thank God today for the countless blessings he gives to me each day.

Let us each be a blessing and honour God’s names, because one day we will be together with the blind man Jesus healed, and the saints from all the ages, our friends and family who have gone before us, and we will be with God for eternity. On that day we will know for sure that everything we endured during our lifetime was for our good, and for the glory of God.

So today and tomorrow and the day after, remember that whatever we face, God is with us. And because of that we must accept his blessings and do our best to bless others and honour His glorious name.

Light the world

Posted: November 20, 2018 in life, love, personnel characteristics, quotes, religion
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Not only can we be blessings to others, but we can receive blessing from others too. However the greatest giver of blessing will always be God, simply because he loves us more than anyone else ever will.

So let your love also be a blessing to others.

Blessed

Posted: November 19, 2018 in faith, heart, life, quotes, Relationships, religion, trust
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Maybe you’re wondering what you need to do to ‘be a blessing’. It’s actually quite easy, as all you need to do is give your heart and your all to God, and He will then put you in the situations and places where you are needed, where He needs you – He will then help you and guide you to say and do what is needed to bless those who need you.

You’ve probably heard it said many times before that God will always give you what you need to do what He need you to do, and this is true when you are doing His work.

So get out there and bless others, but just as importantly, be blessed too!

Wounds don’t need to be physical to be painful, as emotional wounds can be just as painful, if not more painful!

Whether they be physical or emotional wounds, they do heal over time. While the scar may still be visible, that doesn’t mean we should reminding ourselves of the pain and hurt we felt when we acquired those wounds. When our wounds have healed, leave them healed, remember the lessons the wounds taught us, but most of all, move on.

No healing

Posted: November 16, 2017 in depression, Health, life, love, music, religion, words
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Just because we pray for healing from illness for ourselves, friends or family, doesn’t mean God will grant that prayer. That doesn’t mean we won’t receive blessings from what becomes our new ‘normal’.

Even in our darkest times, we can still receive blessings from God, sometimes from the most surprising sources.

Take a few minutes to consider the people who have been part of your life at any time, now or in the past, who have brought you blessings…

Now take another few minutes to think about those who came into your life, but instead of being a blessing,  ended up teaching you a life lesson…

Which made you feel better, thinking of those who brought you blessing, or those who taught you a life lesson?

I hope and pray that I treat every person who comes into my life the same, regardless of how they treat me. It may be hard at times, but I know with God’s help I can treat everyone equally.

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Take a few moments today to just stop and think about yourself, and what your life is all about…why are you here…what is your life’s purpose?

Everything in life happens for a reasons, and even the things which we wish didn’t happen, happen so that we can learn from them. So maybe everything that happens to us, good or bad, are actually blessings in disguise.

We don’t always realise at the time that situations and circumstances we find ourselves in are actually teaching us life lessons, bringing us closer to God, to the first steps to undertaking new tasks in His name.

We don’t always appreciate how good our lives, our friends and our family are, until we lose them.

That’s why it’s important to make the most of where you are right now, because although you may be in the middle of a storm, they may be blessings or mercies in disguise. So don’t miss those blessings just because they have come to you at unexpected times or from unexpected sources.

Blessings by Laura Story

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
And all the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your word is not enough
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not,
This is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise