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November 11, 2012
When we came home from church today and entered the house, the very first words that came to my mind were "I am blessed to be a blessing." We had just had a very stirring and uplifting tribute to our Veterans in our church service, and it made me feel so thankful and proud to be an American, and to live in one of the most blessed nations in the world.
|Holly Tree outside my bedroom "Open Window" |
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|closer view of the holly berries in the tree outside my bedroom window|
|View outside my bedroom window|
|View from my bedroom window|
|View from my bedroom window-Large Magnolia tree on right|
Maybe it's NOT the house...maybe it's US God is preparing for action. He has blessed US to be a blessing. Perhaps the house was the means to get us where He needed us to be to discover the blessing He has in store for us. Possibly. Time will tell.
What about you? Have YOU been blessed to be a blessing? I'll bet you have. Think about it. It may not be your house, or your location. But it may be your talents, your gifts, your smile, your voice, your heart. It may be little things, like your gift for baking and sharing with others; the crafts you create and give away as gifts; your listening ears, your open heart, your compassionate soul. You may be blessed with a gift for writing, photography, painting, music, speaking, teaching, preaching, counseling, caring. Whatever it is that God has blessed you with, the important thing is to use it for His honor and glory. Don't let it sit idle.
I believe our home was given to us to be used for God's honor and glory. Not just the house, but our property and our lives. We've been preparing and getting "our house in order" in more ways than are visible to the human eye. Now we lay it before the Lord and wait for Him to show us the next step. Stay tuned. Be ready to be blessed!
|Who said we don't have fall color in Florida? These are the leaves on the Sycamore|
trees in our front yard. I will miss these leaves when they all fall off the trees.
|Oh, did I mention that I still want to build a little cabin in the woods?|
This is the spot...If I build it, will you come? That's all a part of "the blessing"....
that is, if it is a part of God's plan. Time will tell. Stay tuned...