I work at a Christian school. The pastor of the church which established our school has a saying: “The LORD has blessed me so much, my cup is overflowing (taken from Psalm 23) and I’m sipping from the saucer.”
I like the visual, so I’m using it here, in this month-long blogging challenge focusing on the blessings God has poured out on me.
Today, blessing #22.
This one makes me smile. It occurred a few weeks back, as I was thinking about this #blogJune series, and the possibility that I could relate to you all some of the blessings I’ve received, so I can honour my LORD and speak of His incredible mercies to me. In fact, I was just looking back at my June 1 blogpost, where I’d introduced this blog series, and I’d written:
As the years pass, I’m noticing that age is wearying me more than I’d care to admit. And as I was reading my Bible recently, Psalm 71:18-19 jumped out at me. It reads, “So now that I’m old, and my hair is gray, don’t abandon me, God, till I have proclaimed your strength to the next generation, your power to all who will come, your righteousness too, God, which reaches to the heights. God, you have done great things; who is there like you?” and then again in verse 24a:
“All day long my tongue will speak of your righteousness.”
And the thought appeared: why not #blogJune about God’s greatness to me? Stay tuned – if you’re interested, that is 🙂
Because coming up this month are the stories of how God has blessed me – some of them huge, some of them miniscule – but all of them unexpected, smile-making, and praise-worthy.
And I thought about how this one made me smile. God has such a sense of humour!
You see, I was heading to the gym at stupid-o’clock again, but I was moving slower than normal because it was Friday morning, the almost-end of a long school week, and I was tired.
But I knew I needed to start moving faster, so as I walked to open the gate so I could drive out of my driveway, I thought to myself,”Come on, girl, you can do this. Wake up some more, and get yourself going,” or words to that effect.
I reached out to open the gate, and as I did so, a heavy drop of water, dislodged from a leaf on the tree overhanging the gate, splattered me right in the middle of my forehead.
It was cold. It was wet. And it was probably the hugest drop of water that has ever hit me in the face.
It surprised me, which woke me up some more, which was exactly what I had needed!
God is good 🙂 and I love that he has a sense of humour 🙂
Have a blessed day yourself, dear Reader!