Bless the Lord o my soul. Psalm 103:1
Good morning. I’ve been a little run down and under the weather, so I haven’t published as many posts lately. Please forgive me. I take on too much sometimes. There are so many things I want to do.
Today, take a few minutes to think about all blessings in your life. Over the weekend I received several huge blessings. First, since we started tithing, God has blessed our finances. I know that sounds a little crazy, but it’s true. I wasn’t sure how we were going pull off Christmas presents this year. Having said that every year we wonder, but somehow it works out. Not only were we able to buy Christmas presents for family and friends, but we bought two angel gifts for church and bought a needy child’s Christmas presents, while still paying our bills. God is so good to us! It feels good to help others. If you’ve never tried, now is a good time.
Second, I received a blessing I probably will never forget. My blogging friend (I’d like to call him my brother), Dr. Charles Earl Harrel, contacted me about winning a book in his Thanksgiving giveaway. When it arrived Friday, I felt so blessed that he sent me two signed books with a personal message. After a hard day at work, the package brought tears to my eyes. My heart is so full! What a wonderful blessing during the Christmas season. I haven’t read the books in their entirety, but I have read Dr. Harrel’s story (found on page 41 in the book Gifts from Heaven, True Stories of Miraculous Answers to Prayer), and it was amazing (Bell, Bethany House Publishers, 2017). I also read the introduction to Dr. Harrel’s book, The Greatest Moment: God’s Greatest Hour, Heaven’s Highest Call, and Your Moment of Destiny, and I could hardly contain myself (Xulon Press, 2016). I could relate to every word. I will be posting a book review on both, but in the meanwhile I encourage you to buy both books, which can be purchased at a discounted price from Dr. Harrel (check out his website Charles Earl Harrel), or from most online book stores. He also noted that the books are available in e-book format. If any of this information is incorrect, I hope he will respond with the correct information. I do know that Dr Harrel stressed that all his profits go to a missionary outreach in Ghana, Africa. The Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/Hisplacecarpentershop/. I can’t think of a better Christmas gift. The Gift that continues to give.
Third, I am so blessed in Sunday School. What a wonderful group of people! I continue to believe that I learn the most teaching and leading the class. If God is calling you into a ministry, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. What He calls us to do, he gives us the ability, courage and strength to do.
Finally, my greatest blessing over the weekend was my husband. Despite how much I overdo, he supports me. I’m so grateful God sent him to me.
I’m going to rest now. I encourage you to take time today to count your blessings. God bless you.