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Small Blessings

So I have been racked lately of judging my blessings, thinking I don’t have enough or I have too much.  But what I am really seeking is the knowledge that I am being blessed by my GOD.  That HE sees my everyday life and knows just what I need at the time I need it.  Tonight for example I needed to be out of our home, did not want to look at the same four walls again.  And we were blessed when friends invited us into their home tonight to watch shark week on tv.  I am so very blessed that my God knew that after a long day at the office I needed to unwind a different way tonight and not just plop myself in front of my computer and work again from home.  HE knew I needed a break, and Sunday was that kind of day also, we have been finishing up haying for the first cutting and needed to move 30 some bales from a back field to the yard.  So while the boys did that (my job opening and closing the gate so the horses don’t get out)  I have free time in between the time to load and unload to poke around in our back pasture, pond area.  My God is so very awesome.  I know winter is coming and tell God I hope you have enough food for the squirrels (two are playing in the trees behind me) made since our summer is turning to autumn, I walk over to an oak and look what I found, where there are normally two to three nuts growing this is what I see

IMG_2001there is about 10 to 12 in this group but then I look and see the tree is covered in acorns

IMG_2004and this is what i could get a picture of since the branches were a bit taller than I am.

But God was telling me it would be okay not to worry.

Acts 14:17

Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
and He provides for us, even when we don’t see it, it is right there in front of us all we have to do is look, He provides us beauty
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reflecting cat tails in our pond
IMG_1977sunset over a local lake, the sky is HIS canvas and I stand in awe at the beauty
not just in the grand scale but little things like
IMG_1988this little frog jumped out of the pond and right back in…
it is very small, only about 2 inches…yet it got my attention
and sometimes God gets my attention by sending us through a dark valley so we learn something
like life can be hard but there is always beauty if you keep positive and Love on the LORD.
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Just as this thistle is now the best flower out there, it is proud of what it is, and I need to learn that I am beautiful just by being me.
Psalm 139:14

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
So the next time you are down, or need a pick me up, remember that God always has your back no matter what, who, when, why and how.
He enjoys seeing us happy and longs for us to acknowledge Him so we can become blessed.
Malachi 3:10

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
I leave you tonight full of the beauty that God gives us everyday and knowledge that He will give to us what we need and when we need it we just have to accept and see it as a blessing.
Love and Blessings the Gingham Chick 🙂
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