If He waters His trees abundantly wouldn’t He water His people abundantly also with blessings? The water nourishes the trees, and his blessings continue to nourish me. . .
Does that mean always good things...I came into money, I got the job, my kids love me, etc.
What about when you're struggling financially, you didn't get the job, you're kids don't seem loving? Does that mean God quit blessing? I don't think so.
If it weren't for the hard times, we would not appreciate the good times. If we were never sick, we wouldn't appreciate our wellness. I believe in our sickness, we are blessed with more compassion for those who are sicker, when we struggle financially, our eyes connect more with those who are worse off, when we come out of the hard times, the storm, hopefully we look to those who are still in their storm with more empathy, more compassion, and wanting to help in some way, leading them to the One that helped us, loved us, and offered His Righteous Right Hand to lead us forward. The giving and receiving of a blessing is a . . .well. . .a blessing!
In my young, more immature days I used to equate blessings many times with things. As I grow older, the word blessings now mean what nourishes me. . .loving relationships, friendships, and the most important blessing. . .HIM! My Lord and Savior, the One who nourishes and loves beyond all reasoning in SO many different ways. That's why I count and journal them. To remember, to have my roots go down deeper, to leave a legacy for my boys, to acknowledge Him in everything around me and all the more glory to shout out to Him. . .for Him.
I am abundantly blessed and it has nothing to do with material objects and everything to do with Him, with people, with growth and grace and mercy. . .Mercy Me! I am blessed and I soak it all in just as the trees are soaking in their nourishment. And if I ever start to feel dry, all I have to do is look to Him and He will shower me with whatever He sees I need. And it may just be the cute little ladybug on a flower. . .
and that is enough to make me smile. . .to make my heart happy. . .and another reason to look to Him and say, "Thank You!"
Are you abundantly watered?
Shower Him with praises.
Are you feeling dry?
Shower Him with praises.
And as He begins to shower you, let is soak in slowly.
Let the Son shine on you.
And feel the growth of abundant blessings in your life.
Count them out one by one, offering praises of thankfulness.
And pretty soon we will stand strong and sturdy like the trees.