Monday, March 22, 2010

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, I am thankful that God is on the throne. That nothing can happen without His permission. I did what I was able to do as far as writing and calling my Senators and Congressman, but ultimately it is in God's hands. It was very obvious that the majority of the American people were against this. The people in the government didn't care. They did what they wanted and will let the chips fall where they may. We need to pray for those people. It makes me think of all the times in the Old Testament when God allowed a wicked king to rule over His people. When they truly repented and cried out He came in and saved them, but then He dealt harshly with that wicked king.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Many times I hear this quoted and I quote it myself. However, I think all too often we are looking to the other people to repent. It starts with me or with you. Continue to pray for our country, our leaders (good or bad), but ask God to show you things in your life that need to be repented of. That is what I am going to do. I truly am thankful that God is in control. I have that to rest in.


Regina said...

Thank you for this post, Marci. I couldn't agree more.

Regina said...

Marci, if you get a chance please read an article that I posted today.

Peggy said...

What a truly wonderful blessing! Without him what we do? Have a blessed week!

Barb J. said...

Sometimes it's hard to remember that He is in control, isn't it?