Showers of Blessings

It stormed here in my area of Texas all day yesterday and most of last night. There was lots of lightning, lots of loud thunder, and lots of rain.

When I went out to feed the animals this morning I had to empty my yard wagon which was totally full of rain water. This wagon is about eight inches deep and usually only has an inch or two of water after a good rain, just to give you an idea of how much rain we have received in less than a day.

I checked out my weather app and thought we were finished with rain for a while, but that’s not true. It has started raining again. At first it was just an easy rain and I thought this would be a good time to get a few rain photos.

It is really hard to get shots of rain falling. It just doesn’t show up in most photos. That’s why movie-makers use milk for rain when they want it to be seen, like in the movie “Singing in the Rain”. Still I wanted a few good shots so I could pick one for this post. I didn’t get any good shots but I’m using one of them anyway.

I am rambling this morning. All of that leads to my real thought of the day – showers of blessings. Every time it rains I think of the older song about God sending showers of blessings. It reminds me to stop and think about how He has blessed me over the course of my life.

Even though I have made numerous mistakes and often sinned in rebellion against Him, He loves me and blesses me. Of course, He disciplines me when I act out in rebellion, but that’s really a blessing, too, because He doesn’t want to leave me in a state of rebellion. He wants to be in fellowship with me.

So today I want to remind you to think about the ways God has blessed you. And then tell Him thank you for those blessings. Don’t say a blanket thank you, be specific about the blessings you are most thankful for. Let Him know how much you appreciate all He provides for you.

Even when you are tired and feeling overwhelmed you can find something to thank God for, if only the fact that He is always with you. Take some time to do that right now. And if you don’t know that He is always with you send me your contact info and I can tell you how to know for sure He is.

There are many Bible verses that remind us to give thanks to our God. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

So what are you thankful for today? Please go to the comment section and share what you are most thankful for.

March forth today with thanksgiving in your heart and on your lips.

Be a blessing,

Terisa

P.S. By the way, today I am thankful for a day of rest from working in the yard in the high humidity this week!

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • Shirley Farris says:

    Terisa, thank you so much for your blogs! I am enjoying them all again in this rainy day. It’s just like visiting with you in person, which I really have for a short time yesterday and this morning. You are such a delightful person which is understandable when you read your blogs and realize how closely you walk with our Lord. I feel blessed to know you (and you sew too!).

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers this afternoon as you travel in this rainy weather. Love and prayers to you and family.

  • My Momma's Daughter says:

    I am most thankful for my Momma. I think about it and thank God for her everyday. I constantly hear stories from others who “had to do this because I was a little girl” or “couldn’t do that because I was a girl.” But being a girl was never an excuse for or against anything in my family. I have always believed that I can do anything that any other human being can do. I don’t know that I would be chasing my dreams right now if it weren’t for that belief. <3

  • Marce Welch says:

    What a perfect subject for today. Apparently we are in the middle of the monsoon season! Your photo of the rain was outstanding. As far as
    gratitude, I start each prayer with thankfulness for my family–Mom, Dad, my brother, Hunter, and Robena, our special friend–all of them now already with God. Then for teachers, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles. And for my own husband and two dear sons, their families. That they both are working and their kids are such a blessing. I wonder if God gets tired of hearing all this from me. He has blessed me and all of our family in so many ways that once I get going on all of this, it takes me a long time to conclude. I liked it that you mentioned rebellion, yours in particular. Because I can’t imagine you as a rebel, Terisa. But we all have our stories of rebellion or getting off God’s path or just being confused about things and having to take time to get things figured out–and how He still walks with us through these times of wandering in the desert, ready to forgive and help us get back on the path again when the time comes. How faithful He is! Great is His faithfulness!
    Didn’t mean to write a book, but your article really spoke to my heart!
    Thank goodness for some relief from working in the humidity–yes, a great blessing!

    • terisasue04@gmail.com says:

      Marce, I enjoyed your ‘book’. Maybe you should be writing a blog! You have such insight and a clear love for God. Thank you for sharing.

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