Counting my Blessings!

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Couple of months ago I taught my 3-year-old how to read using the book Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons. We were able to finish the book in a month, I am thankful for her patience and her willingness to learn, she loves learning and reading.

My husband hasn’t been working since November, I am constantly amazed of how our needs are being met. It’s amazing, I even stop worrying. I am more at peace now than when he was still working. Yes, I can honestly say  we have everything we need. The Lord is good, faithful and true.

The simple joy of drinking coffee.

Pancake, I love it.

Thankful for the clean air lately, we were able to go out.

The smell of my two babies, I love smelling them. It’s therapeutic

Giggling and laughing from my two daughters.

The joy it gives me while watching my two daughters ages 39 and 22 months conversing with each other. They speak Chinese and I have no clue what they’re talking about.

Thankful for my husband’s cooking.

Thankful for these promises from The Lord.

The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine,’ declares the Lord of hosts. ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.” (Haggai 2:8, 9 NASB)

For the lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

I’m a Worrier

Death of a love one, unemployment, staying with my in-law, these are just some of the things I dreaded. Last year my grandmother died. My husband is unemployed for three months now and we are staying with my mother in-law. The Lord is giving me the grace, strength and humility to go through with every situation. I saw these things happened. No I’m not a prophet it’s just how worriers think. They think the worst about tomorrow, and that makes them anxious and fearful. That is how I felt in the past. I am a worrier, I’m still struggling everyday not to be anxious. It’s Jesus command not to worry, I want to be a doer of His word. I’m grateful for allowing me to face my fears and worries. The Lord is teaching me so many things.

The anxiety I have before the things happened was worst than the event itself, that means He will indeed strengthen you, help you when things are not good.
That worrying about others doesn’t mean you care.
Worrying is selfishness, when I worry I tend to think of what I can do instead of asking the Lord who is in control for an answer.
Worry and fear reveal who I trust, love and value. When I worry about my finances it shows only that I putting my trust in my bank account.
Worry steals my joy and if I’m not watchful, it will dominate my life and will lead me away from God.

Lord forgive me when I don’t clearly hear when you say “don’t be afraid” “don’t fret” I know you care so much. You are near and you listen. But it seems hard for me to see that. I know you meant what you said, but it seems hard for me to absorb that. When things are not going right, I’m going back again to being a”worrier” I act like I know everything, I act like I can see everything. I act like I can see better than you. Open my eyes that I can see you, that I may see things in your perspective. Father I humble myself to you, hep me to trust in what you say and see the things you have revealed. May you teach me humility so that what you say becomes stronger than what I feel. Amen

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For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. (Psalms 27:5 NLT)

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