Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Am So Blessed!!!

Psalm 68:19 "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits..."

Psalm 103:2 "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:"

I was reading my Bible and meditating on the things that God has blessed me with and the many ways He has blessed me. And strangely enough...just like God does with my husband when He is preparing a message God began giving them to me in ways starting with the letter "f". I was amazed. So here are some ways (starting with the letter "f") that God blesses me each and every day.

1) He's blessed me with a great family. I have a physical family and a spiritual family.

2) He's given me faith.

3) He's given me forgiveness.

4) He's given me a future.

5) He's given me godly friends. More importantly He has blessed me by being my best friend.

6) He's blessed me with His faithfulness.

7) He's blessed me with fruit for my labors. I've had the privilege of seeing people saved as a result of my service for Him.

8) He feeds me daily...both physically and spiritually.

Are you blessed? If you can't think of one thing that God blesses you with then I'd say you need to have a spiritual check-up. This only scratches the surface of the ways that God has blessed me. To name them all would take all day. If you have any others that have come to mind that fit in this pattern of starting with the letter "f"...feel free to mention them in a comment. I'd be interested to see how many you all can come up with.

Have a blessed day....and count your many blessings...name them one by one.

20 comments:

Bro Tim said...

MRs Julie that will preach. LOL Yes we are so blessed. GOd loads us down with his benefits on a daily basis. Good Post. It was surely a blessing this morning. Have a great day.

Bro TIm

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. tim....amen!!

Ginger said...

What a great post. It made me think I am so blessed. Thank you for that little reminder.
Ginger

Julie's Jewels said...

Sis. Ginger...It doesn't hurt to be reminded.

jendi said...

Christ Jesus faced Death and foiled the Devil for me.
I drank from His fountain that gives life forever.
So now I have good fellowship as He foresees my future.

You wrote a very good devotion.
Thanks for the reminders.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

God has blessed me with freedom from sin and freedom to worship as I please,fellowship with God and His son, Jesus Christ,fullfillment,faithfulness of God to me,fruitfulness,filled with His Spirit,fear of the Lord. These are things I can think of off the top of my head. I thank Him for all that He has given to fee. connie from Texas

Julie's Jewels said...

jendi...Amen!! Those are some wonderful blessings for sure. Thank you for sharing those.

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. connie....Wow...you came up with several that didn't come to my mind. I appreciate you sharing those with me. I don't know why I didn't think of those....guess the Lord wanted you to share them and be blessed and reminded by doing so. Thank you!!

Jerry Bouey said...

He forgets my sins and iniquities.

He will never forsake me - or fail to fulfill His promises.

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. jerry....you are so right!! Amen!!

Grammie's Gleanings said...

You named some good ones, but I think of fullness of joy! Lots of people claim to be "happy" but you can only have joy in the Lord.

Julie's Jewels said...

grammie's gleanings...that is yet another good one!! Thank you!

Mimi said...

We are blessed because he is our "father"
we are blessed when we are in "favor with God"
we are blessed to be "fellow heirs with Christ"
we are blessed to have his "fellowship"
I love your posts... and I am blessed that I found it... I love to visit

Daughter of the King said...

..Julie these are so good....and like Connie the word freedom comes to mind...and I was thinking of FREEDOM to worship without FEAR...
Thanks for the reminders of all that we should be thankful for....
......
oh...got another...God has blessed me with FOREVER....a life with HIM...it is settled FOREVER....
Deby

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. deby....thank you for adding your thoughts. I've enjoyed seeing what everyone has put as words came to their mind.

Julie's Jewels said...

mimi...thank you so much!! I'm glad you are being blessed by what you are reading here. That is my daily prayer for this blog.

Jessica said...

That is an excellent post! I am so blessed, and I just love to get alone with God, and start to thank Him for all He has done for me! Before I know it, I have spent quite a while just thanking Him! He has been so good!! :)

I think the reason that I struggle sometimes, is because I get my eyes on my problems and trials, and forget about ALL that God has blessed me with!

Julie's Jewels said...

jessica....we all have a tendency to do that...so don't feel like you are alone. The best thing to do is to get alone with Him and just start praising Him and before you know it we have forgotten all about what we're going through.

Marsheila said...

Thank you sister Julie,
for posting this after reading all the great post I realize how good god really is to us all. even though we don't always do his will he is still there to love and care for us . all the things we have been going through lately I just feel like god is so far away right now but I am glad I read your post it help me so much.
I love you and your family so much. we are blessed to have such a good godly pastor and pastors wife

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. marsheila...thank you so much. We fail miserably but God knows our heart's desire is to be used of God where He has us. We love you too!!

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