Saturday, May 1, 2010

Love Like A Hurricane: On God's Blessings

John 1:16
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 

One blessing after another.  That is exactly how I have felt about the past 4 months.  In a sense, I am embarrassed by such blessings because I know with all my heart that I have done nothing to deserve them.  Yet, in spite of me, God keeps pouring down His blessings because of who He is. 

Sometimes the blessings have been overwhelming...beyond my imagination.  God has provided for us in ways we never could have comprehended.  I've thought to myself many times this year, "Lord, this is way too much..."  Sometimes the blessings have come in small ways, like the beautiful first movements of the baby inside of me.  Either way, I have found it difficult to accept His blessings, to know how to respond. 

Many times, I have felt the loss for words in Psalm 139:6 that says, "Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain".  It's hard to grasp. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around these things. 

I could sit here all day and count the blessings that God has poured on me and my husband this year...but I won't, because at the end of the day, this has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with Him.  Why would a God so great find me worth it to pour down His love, to lavish His blessings to the point where I am blushing? 

Because of His love.  Sometimes it's hard for me to fathom His love.  It's hard to understand that such a great God looks down upon me, knows my name, knows my needs, knows the details of my heart, knows what will bring me joy, what will make me smile.  But the truth of the matter is, He knows.  He loves me so intimately and so genuinely.  He longs to pour His blessings on me because of His love. 

One of my favorite songs describes such an intimate love by saying "Love like a hurricane, I am a tree, bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy". 

Today, I challenge you to take some time to listen to this song....I challenge you to take the time to take a look into your own life, and count your blessings.  They are there.  No matter what you are going through, no matter what your circumstances are today, God's blessings are there.  In huge ways or in small.  They are there, and they are overwhelming if you will give yourself over to them.  Today, allow yourself to bask in His love, more so, to drown in His love.  To feel His love for you, and to respond to such a beautiful, marvelous love. 

A love undeserved.  A love to lofty for us to attain.  A love that can only come from the source of Love himself.  Thank you Lord, for such a love. 


  1. Beautiful post. Thanks for the reminder that there's much to be grateful.

  2. Thank you Wanda, and thanks for reading!

  3. beautiful. I would just like to show my appreciation for finding this site. We are nothing without the love from our creator and blessings come in all shapes sizes and categories and for that I am forever grateful for them. God is all forgiving and with that knowledge I am able to forget about my past and move forward with a bright future, learn from my mistakes and pray for our people all across the nation. God is a Good God. (Awesome!!) I have been trying to concieve myself for a while now and would like for whoever reading to just pray for me and also my family as they have been through alot their lives. My brother's and sister's and I and also my mother have been reunited after being seperated more or less since I was born ( I am now 21) I believe that we are going to be alright God has been blessing me exceedingly this yr and has protected my life. Just prayer is all im asking for needs to be met. Noones problems are greater than any others, being said... together we (God's Children which is every single person reading) can bring about our own change. KEEP BELIVING AND KEEP COUNTING YOUR BLESSING. GOD LOVES YOU! :)

  4. Lady, glad you stumbled upon this site and I'm even more glad to see all the things God is bringing you through and how He is holding you up even through the valleys. I appreciate all that you shared and I know that God sees your struggles and your victories and he is shaping you into a woman after His own heart. Your family will be in prayers...

    I know that one day you will be able to look back on today just like you look back and see your past with bright eyes and a hopeful heart. His plans for your tomorrow are greater than His plans for your today.

    Thanks for sharing your heart and your thoughts. God bless you richly.


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