Remember the blessings

From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another (John 1:16).

It is so hard to remember all of the blessings that I have received when I am having a rough and disappointing week.

This week I had an encounter with someone who must have been God sent.  Mrs. H does not work in my building, but happened to be walking down the hall when I left my office to go and pick up something from another office.  I stopped to talked with her for a few minutes and discovered she had not planned to be in the building but had stopped in to check on an long-term substitute job that will be available next week.

When I asked her how she and her family were doing she quoted the verse above which was strange since I had just read that verse during my morning devotional. She then told me that, that verse is a reminder to her to daily remember the blessings that she has been given. She told me that both she and her husband are unemployed, but somehow all of there needs have been meet. She went on to recount other blessings in her life and was  an encouragement to me.

That day I was struggling and having a pity party for myself because of a disappointment I was dealt. The conversation I had with her was a God send and a much needed reminder to remember the blessings.

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