Do I often realize how blessed I am? Probably not as often as I should! A rug got all jacked up in my washer, first of all, you know I’m blessed to have a rug or a washer, and I have both?! But anyway, how inconvenient… and then add to the list of blessings that someone came and fixed it for me! I just can’t do that stuff, and no one in my household can either. So blessed to have my washer back!
For the next few days I won’t have use of my kitchen. New flooring. Yes, its inconvenient, my house is a mess. It’s a mess because I just have too much stuff. I have 4 kinds of flour for crying out loud! I’ve got tons of pots and pans and lets not even go there with kitchen gadgets… sheesh! And hello! I’m getting a new floor just because I don’t like it! And new countertops! I am SOOO blessed.
And hello… I have TWO vehicles. Patricia (the corolla) and Mildred (the mini-van) – we have to name our cars… it all started with gramma!
I could probably go on for days about the blessings I have. Sometimes I look back and think “wow!” I mean just the whole minivan thing, people think I’m nuts because I’m excited to have a grocery getter, and its not even brand new! HA! I think that I am kinda weird, but if you only knew how great it was to get the girls all piled in Mildred, go to the park, enjoy a beautiful day and one of God’s greatest creations (Dairy Queen) with God’s greatest creations (my girls)! I know that the ‘things’ of this world will never satisfy us, but when God blesses us with those ‘things’ so that we can focus on the things that matter, Him, His love, doing things for His Glory, directing people to Him so He can move in their hearts.
Ever answered that question… what do you do when you’ve gotten everything you ever wanted?
I think of Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. I think that sometimes people think that scripture means God will give you what your heart desires, I think about it like God will give you the desires… If you delight in Him, won’t what He wants become what you want? He wants to be worshipped, you’ll worship Him, He wants to love, you’ll love and be loved, He wants those far from Him to draw near to Him, you will want those you love (and don’t) to have a life that only He can give them. And in all that, He will make sure that He gives you want you need to do to fulfill the desires He has given you.
So what do you do when you’ve gotten everything you’ve ever desired?
You praise Him! Because He is worthy!
Psalm 48:1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.