Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Living in expectation of Blessings

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!  And now, so begins my favorite time of year!  The Christmas season is not only one that is full of joy and laughter but also reflection and charity.  It is, I feel, when people become the best versions of themselves.  Like many, a few days after Thanksgiving was over we returned home and began decorating for the holiday.  My daughter is beyond excited this year.  She is four now and is starting to really understand what a big deal Christmas is.  First thing she says to me this morning when I woke up is, "Mommy, why aren't there any presents yet?"  Ah, gotta love kids!! 

But this got me thinking.  How many of us wake up in the morning and ask God, "What are the blessings you have for me today?"  Do you believe that God has good things for your life the way a child believes Santa (and her parents) have good things in store on Christmas morning?  Is there anyone in fact who can out-give God?  I want to live in joyful expectation of the blessings God has for me each and every day.  I want to wake with a smile and hope in seeing how God is going to work in my life to bring glory to Himself and to bring joy and love to others.  Often our expectations become our realities.  If this is true, I want to have positive expectations of blessings so that my days will be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. 

Tomorrow morning when you wake up let your first words to God be, "I thank you Lord for the blessings you will bring into my life today!  May I have eyes to see them and may I also be used as a blessing to others!" 


  1. Very good! God has blessings for us each and every day. The thing is we have to choose to see them. Recently I was looking for a BIG blessing for our very big need that I almost missed all of the little blessings God was giving me that day.

    Sweet Blessings~

  2. I want to live in expectation of receiving God's blessings everyday. He is the best giver of gifts. :)

  3. at 4:30AM it is a little harder to thank God for anything... but thank you for the reminder about the gifts of love our creator has for us each day!

  4. I'm thankful for each of the blessings bestowed upon me each day. My question each morning is: "How are YOU (Jesus) going to use me today?"

    Thanks for being a blessing in my life Jamie!

  5. Realizing the blessings of God and expecting His best for my life seem to be a theme lately. Thank you for sharing. I have been really discouraged lately and this has truly helped to encourage me and to point me back to Him. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for your comments! I love how God speaks to each us differently through the same words!


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