Stop Critiquing Blessings…

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I got my WHOLE life this morning through a short word on the radio while driving to work. I think we may all be a little guilty of it sometimes. I listen to THE LIGHT Gospel radio station and it was the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and Marcus D. Wiley was giving the Sanctified Sermon from 2 Kings Chp 5 .

It was of Naaman a man struck with Leprosy whom was a wealthy and powerful commander of an army. He prayed to be healed of a the disease. However, when it came to be (healed), he was almost upset at how it had come, by a messenger of Elisha instead of by Elisha himself by which he had sought help. He was told that through Elisha he would be healed and now this man has sent a messenger.

Though yes he eventually did as he was told and it did work… we must all remember that things do not always come in the way, shape, form, or time in which we pray. We have to say any way you bless me LORD I will be satisfied and know that you prayed for it and he gave you what you asked now can you handle the blessing you asked for?

If you asked for that new job, you can’t start complaining about the distance, or the how if you said lord please give me a part-time job stop complaining about being tired. When you say please lord I want to spend more time with my family, do not get upset when you get flexible time at work and realize that home bills or car mileage/ gas is higher because you are taking more family outings or spending more family fun in the house. You cannot critique/criticize the blessing because it did not come with extra stipulations that fit in a cozy box for you. Be happy with what HE gave you so that when it is time for bigger and better he knows you are ready, able, and grateful for it!

Blessings Big and Small

I wrote a post a few days ago about being in awe the other day and found it absolutely strange that someone liked my post that had the most opposed view of life than I. I was very skeptical of their reasoning behind why they chose to read my blog. I still am, not because I do not first want to believe the good in people (because I thanked them first almost blindly before viewing their page) but because then once I saw their page and the links on their page I was nervous of why I was so put on the spot. Why they chose my post to reblog.

Then I said hey I cannot worry about that. For whatever reason they chose it and poured it to a vastly larger pool of people I hope it reaches people who will find people who understand my message and my heart. That understand that I enjoy people as they are. I found the links within their blog hilarious because they reminded me of my younger brother and though I do not always agree with him and the things he does or posts in his facebook page he is quite the lil exhibitionist and I find it quite freeing and enduring because many say the same of me, LOL.

I would just rather do mine “exhibitionist” acts in person rather than where people can will see it online and it has a life of it’s own to live forever on the internet, LOL. When you are 60 with children and grandchildren would you rather say you did some of these things and laugh or have proof that you were caught doing these things. Some things are better left saying you did them than someone having proof of your “wilder” days, LOL.

Anyways, back to the blessings…I was in such awe that day for so many reasons. It was strange the mood I was in all week. Then this past weekend we played dirty santa with a group of friends. My husband who had never played was hilarious. He was like what is this game. I said I have played a version but I am not sure it is the same thing and indeed it was not. However, the version we played was much like white elephant. A price limit of  up to $10 was set yet obviously you know some people were going to spend more. Then the gifts are wrapped. Numbers are put in a container and then each person draws a number. The person who draws number 1 goes first. They open their gift and show everyone. Then the person who has 2 goes and either can steal #1’s gift or open one of the gifts still left on the table. If they steal #1’s gift they get to open another gift on the table (that they did not bring). Obviously you want to be the last to go, LOL. You want to see what everyone has so that you can steal what you want. Some people play that #1 gets to go twice since they either get the crappy gift or everyone steals from them. We did not, LOL. We established that rule before we started.

My husband got a gift he needed a key finder…remember in one of my post Goldilocks lost his glasses; one of the 4 things he always loses was his keys…I was so excited! The funny thing was before we could even put it on the keys the next day, we had to search for them for like 20 min, LMBO. Then, I was number 10. After it was stolen 3 times in the game, I finally was the last to steal it, a walmart gift card and a huge Hershey kiss which was something my husband wanted and originally got and was stolen from him. So I was his white knight or should I say Chocolate knight in more ways than one, LMBO.

The funny thing is every time we go to events and there are raffles and we win which has been sort of often lately thank GOD it has also been something that we have NEEDED not just wanted. I have been thrilled. Things that have helped make our (mainly my life with MG) easier. When we can take shortcuts or get a little extra cash it is always helpful. Again another positive experience for the hubs and I got to see him smile and have another new things to put on his list. What fun!