Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So blessed!

So they put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them. Numbers 6:27

Some of life's little joys would be: Geraniums in bloom, puppy breath, a toddler's laugh, a hot shower, rain, a friend's voice, chicken soup when you are sick, or a sunrise. We are blessed to enjoy these little things.

Some of life's bigger joys would be: the birth of a child, challenges of a new job, friendship of other believers at church, comforts of the Bible, peace knowing my sins are forgiven, or knowing that I have eternity in heaven. We are also blessed to enjoy these bigger blessings.

Blessed by our Lord, named by him, and marked as his own, we bless others in little ways: Giving a drink of cold water to a thirsty child, smiling at a less-than-cheerful sales clerk, going the extra mile to help a co-worker, or overlooking an insult.

Blessed by our Lord, named by him, and marked as his own, we bless others in big ways: Praying for those who use us or even insult us because of our faith, caring consistently and in tangible ways for someone with cancer, teaching a preschool Sunday school class, volunteering at a food pantry for dozens of hours throughout the year, or investing in the life of a troubled teen.

We let the light of Christ shine in may ways as we go about living our faith in our family, church, school, and neighborhoods. And in the midst of it all, we also speak up about our Savior--the Savior whose love pours out of us and onto others.

"Lord, you've blessed me so much!! Help me see and seize ways to bless others in my words and actions. Amen"


Melinda said...

Amen and Amen.

XO Melinda

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I love how your post reflects your blog title.

ocean mommy said...

Beautiful post...

Love you so much!

Toknowhim said...

Blessings to you today Fran :)

By the way... I saw that you were able to watch the ceremonies of the NDP online... Can you tell me what the link is?

Thanks, Kim

Mary said...

Awesome post and just what I needed this morning!!
My daily prayer is Lord let people see more You, less me!

Teresa said...

Beautiful, my friend, simply beautiful....

Tammy said...

Amen and beautifully written.

My prayer indeed.

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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