One thing I want to be on this blog is honest. I don’t want you to read my posts and come away feeling like I have the perfect life and yours is inadequate (like so many people portray in social media). So I’m going to tell you, I’ve been in a very spiritually dry place in my life for a while now.
I cannot tell you how it spoke to my heart AND to my Dearest Carl! We both are Christians without a doubt. We know all the answers to the Bible Quiz questions. We know what a Godly marriage looks like on the outside. But inside, well lets just say that God woke us up! We’d been living a dead life, searching for our happiness and fulfillment in each other instead of Him. This past week has been one of trying to break old habits and establish new ones.
Then, just on the way home from work yesterday, this song came onto Pandora:
I’ve known this song as long as I can remember. I sang it as a Joy Jammer at my old church and I remember all the dance moves. I know the words by heart, words about giving thanks to the Lord in the dry places as well as the overflowing. And then came the part that goes “Every blessing you pour out I’ll turn back to praise!” There, it hit me! Here I am reading a book about giving thanks to God for the little things and here is a song about praising Him for His blessings. So I’m praising him for EVERY blessing…. and I’m counting small things as these blessings…I should be praising Him ALL THE TIME!!! So instead of just counting my blessings like shredded cheese and clean sheets, I should be counting them and THEN blessing His name for it! Because really, who am I that He should be so good to me?
I don’t share all this with you for you to think I’m so spiritual and have it all together. I don’t. I share my heart with you because I know that there are others out there who may be in a dry place like me. I want you to know that there is hope for you! God hasn’t abandoned you! He’s just waiting for you to turn around and see that he’s right there and has been all along! So be encouraged!
You are LOVED so stay happy!