Tuesday, May 24, 2016

His Blessings Are Free

Do you see what this little baby in utero is doing? His hands are clasped together as though in prayer. This mama has a heavy burden of sadness, and this little baby gave her what she needed when she saw him on the 3-D ultrasound. He reminded her that God loves her, and is in control. Her circumstances may be hard, but God never leaves us to bear our burdens alone. He pours out His love in the most unexpected, and miraculous ways. Like a baby in the womb praying.

It was a frustrating day at the sidewalks of the abortion center yesterday. No mamas that we know of chose life over abortion. We preached up a storm and gave all we had to give proclaiming God's truth and love, offering real help and resources...but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. We just have to trust that God is working and His word never returns void.

I came home to a surprise. The company that sent the Waterford Crystal wine glasses my son and daughter-in-law had gifted me sent the replacement for the three broken ones. Except they sent not three, but six new glasses! That means I now have nine gloriously beautiful wine glasses. What looked like a sad tragedy when half the original glasses arrived broken turned into a blessing.

Then, my phone headset, just a year old and maybe a week over warranty, stopped working. I went to the Verizon store and asked if I could buy a new one, though I was disappointed that it had lasted only a year. They replaced it for free.

Then, there was a package in the mail from Microsoft. Even though I told them my Surface Pro 4 tablet pen no longer worked very well probably because I had dropped it, they sent me a new one. FREE.

It wasn't until I sat down to write this blog that I realized the common theme of the day. God's blessings are all around us, and they are free.  What looks like tragedy can unexpectedly reveal God's abundance and grace. It is often unexpected and quite often found not at all where you are looking for it. Greet the day with wide-eyed wonder.
While not FREE, my best seller The Tower Builder is on sale till the 30th for only 99 cents. It is my mom's favorite book of mine! Click HERE.

Ephesians 2:8 

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ...

A Maskil of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

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