Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Goodness of God Surrounding Me

Been thinking of the phrase in the song I posted the other day, "The goodness that's surrounding me from the heart of God so kind." I started thinking of all the things God has blessed me with, and how I so often take those things for granted. I was then inspired to make a list in my journal of several things I am truly blessed with:

• God's love for me, His redeeming power and the blood that cleanses me from all sin.

• Not only saved, but also adopted; a daughter of the King of kings. I can call out, Abba, Father!

• He has given me all things that pertain unto life and godliness.

• He sustains my very life, my every heartbeat.

• I am richly blessed with loving family, godly parents, and siblings that make the bestest of friends.

• I have been given a goodly heritage; parents who chose to take the less traveled road, follow after holiness, and strove to give us a Godly upbringing.

• I'm blessed with the best dad ever! Blessed to have a dad that prays for me, that understands me, that loves me, that protects me, and that desires the very best for me.

• I'm blessed with the dearest mom! Blessed to have a mom that also loves me and prays for me. Blessed to have a mom that sacrificed her job to come home to be with us children, who gave her time to homeschooling, and also desires the best for us.

• I am richly blessed with friends who accept me for who I am with all my quirks and flaws. :) Blessed with friends with whom to share a laugh, bear each other's burdens, inspire, encourage, hold one another in prayer, and walk together in the narrow way.

• I am blessed to have the Word of God in my own language and freedom to carry it, read it, and study it when so many are without.

• I have been blessed to sit under sound, biblical teaching. Teaching that calls me to pursue radical Christianity in today's world.

• I am blessed with good health.

• I have never known hunger.

• I am surrounded with the beauty of nature and the handiwork of my Creator.



  1. This blessed me also, I was thinking on these very lines myself lately, especially when feeling a little lonely and not sure if I'm serving Him like I should, or should I rather say when we feel like , "Am I making any difference in this life here"? Thanks for posting!

    1. Want you to know that you've been a blessing and encouragement to me in my Christian walk, Lisa! You really do make a diffence in lives, even if you don't see it directly. But I know that feeling. I often wonder what kind of difference I'm making aswell.

  2. Dearest Jen,
    I thot I posted a comment here, but it looks like it 'didn't stick', so I will try again!

    I am so blessed by this post.You have been such a blessing to me in loving life, loving Jesus, honoring the Lord through blessing your family and honoring your parents. You have been a real encouragement to me and I thank you!

    May Jesus be your everything always...
    Love and blessings,

  3. Thanks, Cia! That's real sweet of you! You have no idea what a blessing and encouragement you have been to me along the way. I'm so blessed to have you for a dear friend!!



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