Wednesday, March 25, 2009

God is so good

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit,who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."

Well, this passage seems to sum up much of what I have been feeling recently.
This past month I have been trying to focus on the Lord's blessings in my life, and to thank and praise Him for as many as I can remember.
The list has been in the way of profound, encouraging things that I am beginning to notice more and more.
Mom pointed out to me last week how God is so good to give us things and even bestow on us the things for which we did not even know to ask. Everything we have been learning and the advantages my sisters and I have because of it. Biblical training methods, ways of godly living, and good cloth diapers are a few examples of things my parents didn't know about when they were my age. And I am sure there will be a myriad of things my children will know, that as of right now, I can not even imagine.
I have been blessed to have my Mom and some dear friends be so encouraging to me in recent weeks. Sometimes I feel like a little kid being praised for washing my hands on my own, but the Lord knows I need it and I am so thankful and humbled by it.

This has marked a change in "season" of my life. Referring to my recent post, I feel...different somehow. Nothing I can explain at the moment, but I am so thankful to look back and see how the Lord is sanctifying me.


The Pedersen Family said...

Thanks so much for sharing, in both this post and your last. Your willingness to share your heart and your humility are very inspiring, since I tend to be far too independent and self-satisfied.

I know that I sometimes get impatient with sanctification-- will I ever learn to be gentle or humble or whatever else? But then there are other times when I can look back and see how far God has brought me in the past, which is always encouraging!

God bless you, dear friend!


Nicole said...

Thank you Elena. This was tremendously uplifting for me. You can't imagine how badly I needed to be reminded of our many blessings. Thank you!


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