What is a blessing? Is it what we ask for, or what we never dreamed we’d be given?

I’ve asked for a lot of things I was blessed NOT to get, from the dresses made of pure gold I dreamed of in first grade to certain careers I looked into. There are also things I never dreamed of that it’s suddenly hit me have been the biggest blessings of my life. Maybe it’s because they were so unexpected, or maybe because they came so soon after disappointments in my life. Maybe it’s because I like surprises now and then. And maybe it’s because they are the real blessings, the gifts, totally unexpected and unasked for, yet perfect all the same.

It’s amazing to see God do something we never dreamed of. I’m thankful for all that He’s done, but am especially thankful for the blessings I didn’t expect. I love surprises, and God amazes me again and again.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on July 25, 2011, in Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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