02 Jan J.D. Kidd
A friend of mine moved back into town after being gone for a few years. She told me that there was something different about me. I agreed, there is something different about me. I’d been through a divorce, a break-in, home flooding and other traumatic events. However, the Lord saw fit to bless me and my children through all of it, even blessing me with a new husband, home and innumerable other blessings. So what was different about me?
It’s simple…I wasn’t walking in my blessings. I was mourning a failed marriage, lost things, time wasted (at least I thought) on the wrong things. I wasn’t celebrating my new marriage, enjoying my new surroundings, being grateful that God moved things around and blessed me in ways I can’t comprehend. I was in a place of sorrow. Yesterday, I saw an apostle speak and went up to him for prayer/revelation. His words were simple…stop being sad, stop carrying that sorrow around with you and rejoice so God can truly use you for something great!
Too many times we walk around feeling heavy out of habit even though God has already relieved, removed, replaced our burdens with blessings. We get so busy with mourning that we don’t look up and notice the change of scenery. We don’t realize that we’ve made it! He got us through, like He always has and always will.
Let us walk in, accept and acknowledge our blessings!
James 1:2-4- Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Blessings, J.D. Kidd