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Blessing // Five Minute Friday

Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!


Over this past year, I’ve been intentional at looking for the ways God has blessed my life. He is the Giver of good gifts, and I never want to take for granted all that has been given to me. I am learning not just to notice the big blessings, but mostly the smaller ones, those that I can so easily take for granted as they are often overlooked, lost among the day-to-day mundaneness of life. ¬†Sometimes my eyes turn away from faith and trust and choose to look upon fear, regret, pain, lack, worry and those things that would otherwise tell me that my life is anything but blessed.

Over the last several years, God has taken me on a journey where He has been teaching me to see beyond my present circumstances. I am reminded that when Peter took his eyes off of Jesus, that’s when the storm threatened to overtake Him.

When Peter took his eyes off of Jesus, that's when the storm threatened to overtake him. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

I don’t want to lose sight of the Lord or His many blessings when the storms of life come — and they will come. Instead, I want to choose to fix my eyes on Jesus no matter the chaos that may be swirling around me. It’s only when I fix my eyes on Him that I will truly be able to see the blessings in my life. I want my eyes to be open to receive His blessing.

I want my eyes to be open to receive His blessing. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

My life overflows with His blessing. Today I will slow down and open my eyes to see all the many ways God has blessed me.

How has God shown you His blessings in your life?

 

 

 

9 Comments

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    Susan Shipe
    July 1, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Don’t blink for even a moment because HE IS THERE. Always and all ways!

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

      AMEN! I am so thankful He is!

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    Bevy @ treasured up and pondered
    July 1, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Beautifully said…
    Grateful for the reminder!!!

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Bevy!

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    Tara
    July 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I don’t want to lose sight either. I’m in the 11 spot this week!

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Thank for stopping by Tara! Hope to catch up on your post soon!

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    June
    July 2, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Just directing our hearts to LOOK for the blessing is half the battle, isn’t it, my friend? You are such an encouragement to me! I love your weekly gratitude posts and have begun keeping a gratitude list of my own this past year. How wonderful to look back each day and recognize and thank God for all He has done! Blessing on your Sabbath, Barbie!

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      Barbie
      July 5, 2017 at 8:15 am

      Thanks June!

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    Jennifer
    July 5, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This week (and its only Wednesday!) has been one of those wave-tossed weeks – where it is easy to get our eyes on the storm – and this post was a great reminder for me. Fix my eyes on the Savior. Thanks for the reminder!! We are, indeed, very blessed, even in the midst of the storm.

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