Today, my youngest (of six) turns 13. Wow!!!! Where does time go? What a year! First my second to the youngest turns 16 and gets his drivers license, and now my youngest becomes a teen ager, and at the same time, my youngest daughter finishes her first year of college. Oh, and the eye doctor tells me I need glasses or contacts and makes the statement, “Most people don’t make it too ‘your age’ before they need these.” Dear Lord, what are you trying to tell me? Yep, the signs of time are beginning to show.
It’s a good thing though. I guess. Because, God has been very good to me through the years! My life has been filled with blessings, pressed down, and overflowing. The best parents in the whole world, great brothers and sisters, the best, most wonderful, loving, great looking, etc…, wife I could ever ask for, awesome, talented, terrific children, and a church family that is out of this world, are just a few of the blessings that would top my list. So,,,,,,, why me Lord? (should be a song title) What makes me so special that You would be so kind?
My guess is, that I’m not the only one that has had so many blessings showered upon him. In fact, maybe you should take a few moments and count yours. Oh, you say, “A few moments aren’t enough?” Imagine that! So what would your life have been like if you didn’t have the Lord as your Savior, your hope, and your guide? Look around you. You don’t have to look far to find someone, who doesn’t feel they have been as blessed as you. Why is that? Doesn’t He love them as much as you? I assure you, He does!!! They just don’t know it. You need to tell them. Serve them like Jesus would. Invite them to be a part of His family. Bless someone today. Develop a system, or pattern, or habit that includes reaching out daily to those who don’t know and trust Him.
Dear Lord, don’t let me be selfish with the blessings you have showered on me. Show me how I might share them with those around me. Thank you for all the wonderful years you have given me. I want to give you credit for all you have and are doing for me.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:13-16