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Friday, September 17, 2010

Harvest Blessings - Getting Personal

Blessing....a gift bestowed by God.   Have you ever noticed that some of the trials in our lives, those that are so hard at the time, so difficult to understand, become a beautiful blessing in the end?  I was told once, that we see only one large looming, mountain in front of us, but God sees from a different perspective.  He sees the entire mountain range, the valleys....and the peaks.....the entire story of the journey we are on.  He sees what we must go through to get where we need to go....to become the mature soul that He has created us to be.

I hang on to the fact, that HE sees us.  He knows where we are in our journey.  I have come to the place in my journey where I realize I won't know the answers to some hard questions...why we lose certain loved ones too soon, why children get sick... I have to trust that He sees me, and knows the journey that I am on, and what I must go through to become the blessing He wants me to be.

Although I won't know the answer at this point to some of those hard questions, God has chosen to let me see glimpses of His plan for me, enough to reassure me that nothing happens by coincidence.  He has also turned some of the biggest heartaches in my life into the biggest, unexpected blessing.  I have shared a little of the story of my daughter before, a true blessing in disguise in my life, who has changed me more deeply than I can express.

When I see the word blessing, it touches places in my soul that I would have never understood before.  It means the small hand in mine, the chance for another day, the laughter and life I hear in my children around me, the steady breathing of my husband as he sleeps beside me at night.  Yes, some of these seem insignificant at first glance, but when we stop and think about it, life is such a fragile breath.    These seemingly insignificant moments, each one of them, are HUGE gifts from our Creator.  I guess many of us never realize that  until they are not there anymore.....I don't want that to be me.  I don't want to be lulled to sleep, taking these amazing blessings for granted. 

So, I'm shaking myself awake again, to feel the height, breadth and depth of those blessings that have been placed in my life.  And maybe....just maybe.....a reminder has been given to someone out there to wake from slumber, to see those amazing everyday blessings in their life.

Sending hugs and blessings your way =)

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  1. This was beautiful! You are a great example and thank you. I heard it before...I needed to be reminded that God knows why....And that one day, i will understand and see why i had the challenges i had. Hard to see it right now :)
    Big hugs

  2. Beautifully put and a much needed reminder right now. Thank you and I so look forward to getting back in to the frame of mind of remembering the blessings. Love you sis.

  3. Kristi, your blocks are GORGEOUS and your stories are very touchng. I, too, have a special needs child, now 24, and I understand the 'miracles' and God's hand in our lives. Thank you for sharing and reminding us!

  4. Words of wisdom so beautifully put with compassion. He does see us all. Hugs~Carol

  5. What a great post. God has given me such strength since the loss of my brother. I don't have the answers but I always discuss things with Him.