“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”??
Greetings to you in the wonderful name of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. Today is the day that The Lord has made and I encourage you to rejoice and be glad in what He is doing in your life behind the scenes, without your knowledge- or permission even; what He is doing right in front of you and for what He is about to do for the future, in your life. His plans are good! Are righteous! Your life is ordained in Gods Masterplan, His Blueprint! Jesus is the Masterweaver and has already taken care of all our complexities & successes, at times we dwell to much on our problems and not praise for what God has allowed us to accomplish!
The solution for a good and purposeful life, we just have to love God, worship & adore Him, talk to Him in prayer, rejoice & trust Him first, always. As easy as that we say? YES, just like that (Tommy Cooper style?!?)
Though we may experience many trials in our lives, The Word of God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”??
The book of James chapter 1:17 echoes this fact when he states empathically
“Everygood gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning??
As this day goes on and dusk draws it to a close, why don’t you think of the blessings you have received in this day alone. You will never see this day again but you can record the blessings as a memorial & in honour to glorify God. Too many blessings?Can’t think of any, you say? Well How about:- ‘I am alive!’; ‘I am breathing!’; ‘I can see!’; ‘I can hear no matter by what medium)’I didn’t know how I could get through this day but look, I’m here!’
Today on reflection of my blessings they are; I didn’t know how I would get through the day with the problem that was unexpectedly dropped in my lap; assignment from the enemy we may say, but the blessings are that God defending me by giving me the wisdom in how to respond wisely and peacefully. Another blessing; I did not know how I could manage with this heightened level of pain I was in, literally, in my neck, running down my spine & my leg but God carried me! Another; listening to my daughter play her saxophone & clarinet & hearing her brother ask her to go elsewhere because he’s watching football!! Squabbles & causing me to intervene BUT the blessings in this situation are manifold; they are alive, strong & with healthy lungs(!!) – my two treasures from God above! I have ears (help me Lord!) to hear them interact with each other & to hear the sweet music being played whilst Ellisse practises (even with the mistakes). I am blessed with eyes to see as I watch her jubilation when she eventually, succeeds in playing each piece, error free & the blessing of glorifying God and giving Him thanks for the amazing talent He has blessed her with. She has real musicality, a gift truly Heaven sent. After a very arduous day, I thank God for my husband who comes home from an equally taxing day at YR but gets stuck in with family life, so I can rest my neck & back. The blessings- he asked me how I “really” am.
Watching the birds on the cricket field opposite my house dance & play amongst the Autumn leaves and the beautiful sun going down, almost postcard-esq! filled my such joy that my issues & the thoughts of them disappeared. God, you are so truly wonderful to me! I began counting my blessings then my words became worship & I began to just adore Jesus, my Father & The Lover of my soul. The songs ‘Amazing Love’ (Graham Kendrick); ‘Oh how He loves us’ David Crowder*Band & ‘Oh Lord You’re Beautiful’ (Keith Green) bless my soul so sweetly in the background, courtesy of UCBIRELAND Radio (@ucbirelandradio). Before I know it I’m not counting my blessings not one by one BUT many by many, a plethora of blessings bestowed on me from above, flood my mind & heart & I realise that words are not enough, neither are my tears. It is the fullness of Gods’ joy and supernatural peace that flooded my worship and fills the atmosphere I am in, The Holy Spirit!
Today, begin to count your blessings & magnify God, instead of glorifying the problems, something that we all, so habitually, find ourselves doing. Give back to Jesus what is rightfully His, our love, thanksgiving & adoration. Do you know that both the enemy and the Angels are watching to see how we react in the storm and equally how we remember to thank God in the good times! Psalms chp8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:??We have authority and favour bequeathed to us from God above & dominon over our enemies the victory and blessings are already ordained for us, this is why the enemy targets us because He fears who OUR Father is,JESUS CHRIST. He actually trembles! So what have we to worry about when Emmanuel-God is with us, holds our lives in His hands?
There are blessings even in our valleys. Even in our sickness; even in financial hardship; even when we struggle with life in general, please look for them, begin to count AND name the blessings we are already, freely, receiving. Write them down as a memorial of thanksgiving to Jesus. For certain, you will begin to rejoice & your outlook and position WILL change! He will draw us into “heavenly places in Christ..”This is the promised word of God.
God makes everything glorious, always remember this! Please continue to pray for me as I do you.Be blessed in the awesome name of Jesus Christ, King of Kings & Lord of Lords?