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This afternoon while the children nap, I sit in the living room and quietly reflect.
I think of the various phone calls and emails we’ve received from loved ones and friends requesting prayer for pressing needs in their lives. Needs that make my needs seem so trivial in comparison.
I know God has used these prayer requests to remind me that there is so much I have to be thankful for. So much that I generally take for granted.
So this afternoon as I sit, I count my blessings, thanking God that …
My children are healthy, have all ten fingers and toes and have an infectious joy that lights up the lives of those who know them.
I’m blessed with a husband who loves me for who I am, supports my dreams and is, to put it simply, my best friend.
We have a roof over our heads and a warm place filled with love that we can call home.
Our family can eat three meals every day and not wonder where the next meal will come from.
Little things make us happy and the luxuries of life are an exciting bonus when they come across our path but even minus the same, we’re still content.
In every uncertainty we have an assurance of peace because we know God holds our future safely in His Hands.
I know a one hour nap session will not even cover a tip of the “Blessings Iceberg” in my life but it’s enough to put a lot into perspective and remind me that God’s Love surrounds me.
And you know what?…
That’s more than enough.
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)