Last night I sat and perused blog pages and realised, as I shut up shop to go to bed, that I am blessed! I am blessed not only by the fact that I am one of God's Girls, but that through His provision He has connected me with so many of His other Girls in the world that I need never feel that I'm doing life alone again!
To add to these blessing is the fact that I live with one of God's Little Girls in the shape of my daughter Jasmine, who was born to one parent who should have known better and to another parent who thought he did. Thank the Lord for the opportunity for the sinner to be forgiven of the sin, yet still loved!
Another blessing is my sweetie who came back into my life after a 17 year absence just over 3 years ago, and who enhances my life even though we are separated by many miles! God has a plan, and we both love Him enough to know this and follow what He wants us to do.
More blessings keep popping into my head; the fact that I have a full-time job and am a valuable member of my workplace. The fact that I am part of a family, who, although we deal with our dysfunctional aspects in the best way we can, love each other and will do so always.
My extended family is a blessing; my aunts, uncles, cousins, "adopted" family members. The people who I grew up with and who are just like family. The friends I have made over the years, and especially the friends who have stuck by me through thick and thin, accept me for who I am - faults and all! And especially the friends who will, at the drop of a hat, come running to help me when I feel that the world is crashing down around me.
My church family, who, although I don't see them as much as I should, I join every Sunday to worship our Father and thank Him for the gift of His Son so that we can live the joyous, happy and free lives that we live. I'm also blessed with wonderful pastors at church who guide and instruct me from God's Word with their insightful sermons!
I have been blessed recently by the gift of cyberspace, where I have not only made contact with people whom I haven't seen in too many years to count (go Facebook!), but I have also met and formed friendships with ladies whom I would never have met otherwise (go Blogger!). Ladies who, although I have never met them in real life and may never get the chance to prior to getting to heaven, have touched my life and provided me with such words of comfort, love and encouragement that I can do nothing else other than love them as Sisters in Christ always and forever!
I have been blessed by two particular Sisters in Christ through cyberspace, and one is my dear friend Carmen whom I met via Yahoo nearly 2 years ago. She is an absolute treasure and delight and provides such warmth even just from her smile! The second is the lovely Lelia, who through her openness and sheer delight in loving the Lord has helped open up a whole new world of hope and discovery in the Lord for me. We have all journeyed on similar paths on our lives and I know that is why God made our paths cross now.
A mixture of blessings here for me, and what a wonderful mixture it is! I am blessed all around. Everywhere I look from right in front of me - to every coastline here in Australia, to the other side of the world, and amazingly to nearly every part of the world now; America, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tabago, Norway and Canada - I can see blessings!
I am truly blessed, and thankful to my wonderful Lord for providing me with such blessings! He has sent me my showers of blessing! Thank you Lord!
“I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.” – Ezekiel 34:26