Here is a little something my mama wrote to me in an email the other day. And, yes, she is this cool in person. If you haven’t already, I hope you get to meet her someday (as well as sit down at her breakfast table to eat her homemade, whole grain waffles with home-grown blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries on top).
It would seem that most of us are not blessed in the way in which we anticipate being blessed. I would suggest that our fallen human vision is too limited to identify what constitutes a blessing. We must rely on our heavenly Father’s promise that He is blessing us, that He desires only what is best for each of us individually – and that includes those whom we love so dearly. How amazing! What grace! God grant me that faith!
I believe that through my life experiences, God has shown me grace to understand that it is natural for my fallen nature to have earthly expectations and even to make those thoughts into requests of Him; however, I must concede His all-knowing, perfect, gracious, merciful, and good will to provide me with what I need to grow and mature in Him – to call me into the vocations that will use the gifts with which He has blessed me. I have learned that it is more important to BE His child than to serve any other purpose on earth, no matter how strongly my misguided heart and mind desire otherwise than that which He provides me….and He gives me the Holy Spirit to persevere and not grow weary, as He equips me to serve Him and others.