Love this blog, today it was so exact… what do we say are our blessings or where are our blessings?
The problem with blessings in things is when they are gone we aren’t blessed or we don’t see other people being of the same value because they don’t have the blessings we have. I know that is NOT TRUE!
I have friends who do bless me so much, whenever I get to spend time with them I come away encouraged, realising my value, realising how great God is. Why? Their house is simple, the mum is an amputee and the dad significantly disabled. The dad tries to work fixing TV’s but he doesn’t have all the equipment, so he takes the TV’s to a shop to check them, but their car is so wrecked it is illegal to drive. They don’t have money for holidays, they don’t have a savings account, they don’t have laptops or ipads, they were just able to buy beds for the girls who had been sleeping on the floor… do you know what? When I go to their house I never see what they don’t have. They have such an incredible life, happiness, peace, joy…. God flows out of them, touches everyone they meet. They give, they live they trust and enjoy and are BLESSED!
Yesterday with the kids at Burime (we live in an illegal settlement built literally on swamp land) I asked what would make their life better, the answers…
Yes things, a diamond and a house, but the house is what most of us take forgranted, a basic. With these they would feel blessed… they could have said anything but this was their answer. Blessing is not in things, blessing is in the heart, seeing God in everything, in everyone. Appreciating the basics of life, breath, being. Knowing hope in the middle of a swamp, having faith in the worst prognosis, finding provision in the bottom of the flour sack. My life has been blessed and I am definetly not against having things, having nice things, having good things and do believe God gives us and loves to give us these. But they are not where my blessing is this morning, drink you coffee, have a think. How blessed are you today?