count your blessings.

Earlier I decided to jot down a list of things I am grateful for today. One of my devotionals that I read last week talked about how the Lord’s grace is sufficient, but it is only sufficient for one day at a time. How comforting is that? For 28 years my momma has told me,”Erin, one day at a time.” Bless her for knowing my weary heart, and how I tend to look ahead a little too much, when I really just need to focus on today. So right now, I’m focusing on today, and all the many sweet things both big and small that I’m thankful for. Also I believe that showing gratefulness drives out darkness, and lately there seems to be an abundance of it.

1). my salvation.

2). a husband, who fills my car up with gas weekly. This is something he’s done for me since before we got married. He takes my car and fills it up for me without me even having to tell him that I need it.

3). financial stability.

4). the beauty of Covington street here in Bowling Green, and that I get to drive down it every single morning on my way to work.

5). our church family. I’m thankful to actually do life with our church family. After VBS on Sunday night, a group of us went out for pizza, nothing fancy, just pizza, and it blessed my heart immensely. I couldn’t help but realize this was just another way God has been faithful, through the gift of having others to walk beside during each season of our lives. God is the author of each of our stories, and he included these people in mine. He is so good.

6). the watermelon I bought at Aldi. Nothing says summer like watermelon that’s been chilling in the fridge. I pack it for lunch on the daily.

7). the sunflowers from Meijer on my desk. This might seem silly but sunflowers are my God flower. Well… all the flowers are the Lord’s, but sunflowers represent the promises of God to me personally. Do yourself a favor and buy some sunflowers, put them in a mason jar, and gaze at them all day. They are sure to brighten up any room, as well as every corner of your mind and heart.

8). my “Every Day In His Presence” devotional book by Charles Stanley. I read it every morning when I get to work. It starts each day off with a scripture, and a promise. There’s no better way to start your day.

9). being able to roll our windows down when we drove home from VBS tonight. It’s been scorching hot, so it was nice to feel a little breeze tonight as the sun was coming down, and I remembered we do in fact still live in Bowling Green and not the desert.

10). that we have no plans this weekend. This probably sounds terribly boring to most people, but this sister is tired, and I’m in need of a break from the daily’s. Do you feel me?

What are you thankful for? How has the Lord been faithful to you today? I would LOVE to hear.

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