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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Gina B, Aug 1, 2003.
Name them one by one.
Timothy, that is twice you have beat me to the punch line this week. I was going to say 167.
But seriously folks, outside of my own salvation the first thing that popped into my mind was my wife (she does that a lot).
That would be a difficult thing to do. Everything is from Him, through Him and to Him. So, I think that, if I were to start listing the blessings from God, I would not get to the half of them by the time I died!
Perry Como used to close his t.v. show with this song...'When you're weary and cannot sleep, Count your blessings instead of sheep and you'll fall asleep counting your blessings!'
God has been SO good to me my whole life. I could NEVER name all my blessings!
Infinity and beyond.
Blessings are at a depth that are unsearchable at this time.
Stay tuned for "News".
Blessings heaped upon blessings. When I start counting them, I tend to forget my "wants" list.
seriously, everything in the life of a believer is a blessing.
Ok, how about a top ten list instead?
The first half of the first chapter of Ephesians sums it up for me
More than my fingers and toes so, being a California blonde, that is about as high as I can go! Accepting that the biggest blessing of all for all of us is God Himself and the sacrifice that forgave our sins and the Resurrection that gives us life, and the prayer that allows us to communicate with Him, here are some of my personal ones:
1. My husband. He's incredible.
2. My oldest son. Always here if I call for help, fun to talk to, strong faith, knows his Bible.
3. My youngest son. Profoundly retarded, difficult to care for -- I learned sign language because of him, patience because of him, organization because of him....and the list goes not...not to mention the great people I have met because of him!
4. We live in a part of California with no earthquake activity, plenty of sunshine, our own well with plenty of water, no tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and it generally cools down on summer nights. It's been a wonderful place to live.
5. The ability to fall asleep in a flash. I can nap anywhere, and it really helps the energy level.
6. No diabetes despite half a pancreas missing (kicked out by a horse when I was 21)
7. Wonderful friends.
8. The ability to communicate publicly, which is something that helped with teaching and helps now traveling with Barry.
9. My youngest daughter's giggle. She should be hired for it!
10. Being able to see colors and hear music. The beauty from both is something I can't imagine life without.
Four grandchildren born
Three grandchildren due in the next coupla months
Only thing loaned by God to me that I am taking to heaven.
Family and friends.
"Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift"
2 Cor. 9:11
My salvation that I do not deserve.
An eternal Home in Heaven.
The material things (food, clothing, a place to live) which I have because of God.
My family (wife, children and gradchildren)
The job I have and the ability to do it.
My Health (even though it has problems)
My Brother and Sisters in Christ who love me even though I am unlovable at times and their prayers for me.
These are but a tiny amount of things to count as blessings in my life.
1. My wonderful children
2. Freedom of religion
3. A church I can love and serve in
4. RAIN! We had none last year, this year we do.
5. A certain friend who joined me into HSLDA at his own expense, which has been a lifesaver this year!
6. The interesting ways God has answered different prayers of mine this year. Some have been downright funny!
7. The trials of the last half year have all brought blessings, in how they changed me or things around me that needed changed.
8. I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to gardening/landscaping, so the fact that everything I touched this year grew and blossomed HAD to be a blessing from God!
9. Someone I've been inviting to attend church for about a year is coming tonight.
10. There's been a few "bridges" rebuilt in the last few months, with people from my past.