Just in case...

In case no one told you today:

 - You're beautiful!

- You're loved!

- You're needed!

- You’re strong!

- Don't give up!


The average day in the lives of many are filled. Work schedules, children’s activities, necessary errands, and all the rest keep our minds occupied quite well.


Even during chaotic schedules and busy routines, let’s remember to be appreciative of the blessings of God.

When we look around and all we can see is busyness and exhaustion, we really do have many blessings to count in our own personal lives every day. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

While financial bonuses or new jobs are certainly things that bless us, the riches of God reach way beyond the physical things we can see. Natural, physical blessings may not happen every day, but the things of God are not temporary or occasional happenings.

What are some of the blessings of God that available and with us always?

Love. God’s love for mankind is faithful, strong, and everlasting. He does not approve of nor smiles upon sin, but He does love the people who are bound by sin. He sees the times His children mess up and fall into iniquities, but His love is steadfast, desiring to draw us to repentance and restoration.

Life. Each one of us woke up another day. We’re surrounded by opportunities. We have family and friends who love us. Our needs are met with a roof over our heads, food on our tables, clothes on our backs.

Health. Our bodies aren’t meant to last forever, but so many of us have decent health to be thankful for. It’s a blessing to have use of our hands and feet. Not everyone has this privilege. If we do, it’s something to be thankful for.

The Spirit of God. Do we stop and give much thought to the miracle of a holy God loving us so much, that He would gift us with something so amazing? Knowing we need the power and help of the Holy Spirit to live above sin and given to us so freely, how amazing is that?! 
So many people have never experienced the touch of God or the infilling of His Spirit, yet He has given us, His children, His Spirit.

There is no comparison to how amazing this blessing is!

Mercy and forgiveness of sins. God wants us to walk in the newness of life He offers to us, but He knows we will stumble from time to time. The hard part about forgiveness is not in the way God deals with us. The hard part is overcoming our shame enough to approach our loving God for His forgiveness. His mercy is that of a loving Father, and He proves it to us time and time again.

Grace. This five-letter word is much more than simply His unmerited favor. It is also His divine influence on our hearts. His grace gives us the overcoming power we need to live above sin.

If we walk through a dry season in our lives, and we’re struggling to feel blessed, we need to remember these things. We’ve been given hope, help, and more than the world would love to have if they knew it was available.

Let us remember to count our blessings, and realize that our angel is always close to us.

 


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