In this day.
God really does have a way of showing things to you.
After my previous post, I spent a little time in a book, learning. After, I helped my daughter finish packing up for girl scout camp. 6 days.
Grabbed some fast food, hit the road, and talked about the stink in my car. She left a container of milk in the back seat that had leaked remnants and cooked in the sun. Ew.
We also sang together. I usually keep my stereo on air1. A commercial came on talking about father's day. She asked, "Its father's day?" I said, "Yeah." She said, "darn." I saw the bit of grief on her face, and it did move me to compassion. It did soften the stone. You see, I didn't remind her of what day it was, and I thought about it a few times before I dropped her off. I've asked God's forgiveness. I will ask for her father's.
After I dropper her off, He reminded me generally to count my blessings. It began with A Tiny Booty in Big Boots. She is counting her precious blessings, which reminded me of another favorite blogger that counts the gifts received from God.
I visited a few friends, got to give some love to a couple of my favorite dads. I loved on my friend's pets. It was good times. And I felt Him with me, revealing small gifts He places in my life.
I also received my Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner book. The author, Wendy Blight prays over, writes a verse and signs each book she sends out. After completing some of the tasks my God inspired mental to do list (start work clothes, write daughter a letter) He lead me to reread my HJ verse.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Psalm 40:1-3
Again, something big.
He is pulling me up out of this for something big, so today, I count my small blessings.
1. Singing in the car with my daughter.
4. Camping trips.
5. Jasper and Rouh. My friends dogs.
Thank you for loving me in whatever state I'm in. Thank you for the blessings only you give. Because you truly are the giver of every good and perfect gift. Thank you for continuing this good work in me. Thank you for providing. Thank you for moments of obedience. I am a stubborn child, and you make in me something that glorifies you. Thank you for revealing when I do not and extending your forgiveness in spite of it. Thank you for my children and loved one and even acquaintances you have placed in my life. So many people hurt, Lord. But you are there. Continue to shower us with blessings Lord. Continue your good work.
Thank You Lord!!! In Jesus' Holy Name, Amen.
"Showers of blessings, showers of blessings we need. Mercy drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead."