A friend asked me what my greatest blessing was since moving to Nashville and all I could say is WOW, my greatest blessing...but this was my answer:
God has blessed me more than I ever deserved and it brings tear to my eyes to think about it because I can't imagine where I would be without him. I think my greatest blessing was the lack for money and a job. Why do I say that because without money I didn't have cable, money for movies, eating out all the time, internet... in other words distracts, things to occupy my time. The blessing of not having a job was being at home with nothing to distract me but God. I was able to finish a couple of the books you gave me and read my Bible on how to cope with being in a new place. I was able to walk Duke with thoughts of prayers for our new beginning. I like to say God and I were tight during those "hard" times as most people would see it. I did have difficult days at times, but I had all the time in the world to discuss it with God. I grew more spiritually in those 4 months than I have in a long time. I have a new perspective on a lot of things. I find myself going to prayer more often even in moments were I thought I could do it myself. I have been able to speak for my faith in times of fear. Ultimately, I was able to work at a place (Cracker Barrel) that I didn't like with an attitude that I was there to show the world Christ if nothing else and that got me through my 4 months of getting up at 4:00 am to work a 12 hour day just to pay the rent. When I look back and see that that was almost a year ago, I would do it again in a heartbeat. One thing has change since that time and that is my job, but I am glad to say that my relationship with God is still the same!

There are so many more, but that one sticks out in my mind. I am not great with words but I hope that I was able to communicate the feeling behind how blessed I feel.

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