Hello dear reader! Now I am back. It is such a great blessing that I could come back to the blog after I have been absent for around 2 months. I have missed so many great and wonderful posts of you and I will try to visit the blog who followed me and read any posts of you. Here’s my first post this year. Hopefully this post will bring so many blessings to you.
The idea of this post was inspired when my husband and I spent the evening sitting on the balcony of our house. We saw the sky filled with so many beautiful stars. Seeing so many beautiful stars make up my mind drifted to the God’s blessings. There are so many blessings that we have received in our lives. Then I said to my husband, “There are so many stars there. It is the same with so many blessings that God has given to us. “My husband smiled and replied,” I do not think so, princess. The number of the stars was not enough to represent God’s blessing. Not enough! ”
Once again, my mind drifted away. Trying to look back and remember how much of a great blessing from God. And ultimately, I agree with my husband’s comment. Yes, the number of stars are not comparable with how great God’s goodness and blessing.
I am very grateful and feel how lucky I am as His child. God blessed me abundantly even when I got so many problems and difficult situation I still felt God’s blessing poured to me. Through many problems and trials God strengthen me amazingly and for me this is a great blessing. But just me? No! I am truly believed everyone had received and felt the blessing of God in many ways. But unfortunately, not many people realize and remember God’s goodness and blessing. Even worse, many people who experience distress and suffering could easily accuse God is not fair and partiality. Well, that’s not true! God is not like that. Each of us is blessed and got the same portion. God loves all His children. But the problem is many people often judge God’s blessing only in few aspects: longevity, wealth, position and honor. Outside of it is not regarded as a blessing.
Whereas, if we want to contemplate for a moment, there are so many God’s blessing present in our lives. Even right now there are many blessing poured out as a form of His mercy to us. If we are still able to breathe, to have a complete eye to see everything, if our minds are still functioning normally, we can walk, work and can do many other things, it all is a blessing from God. This means that God still blesses us in many ways all the time.
In Psalm 145: 9 David expressed God’s grace so beautiful. Without doubt David said:
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
Throughout the Chapter 145 is praise of David on God’s goodness and mercy not only for himself but for all human beings who believe in God. Let’s take a look to other verses of Psalm 145:
14. The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. 18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
These verses are just a few examples. Actually the Bible speaks very much about God’s goodness. Even David many times mentioning a famous verse:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (Psalm 106:1, 118:1,118:29, 136:1)
This verses clearly shows that David really understand how the God’s goodness and mercy always be with throughout his life. Although he had a very difficult time, full of suffering and struggle, he can still looking back to see how God’s presence in his life.
My dear lovely friends, how about us? Whether we always realize that how beautiful and lucky we are having Father who is so good and His love is so great and faithfulness? Do we realize that no matter how big and small, abound or just slightly all we have is a blessing from God which must always be grateful? Whether we realize that God is always fair and not partiality, He blesses everyone without limitation? Jesus said,
” that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:45)
God not only bless the good and the righteous people but even He still pays attention to the evil and the unrighteous as well. God still maintains and miss them to repent. If God alone still pay attention to the evil and the righteous how could God do not pay attention to us as His children? Do we still doubt His love and faithfulness? Are we still judging God is not fair?
So my beloved readers, this evening I would like to ask you to spend a bit of our time to remember and reflect God’s goodness and blessing that we have ever received in our lives. Count one by one and I do believe if we compare with stars in the sky, finally we will have a conclusion that the stars wasn’t enough to represent God’s blessing. The number of the stars is not comparable with God’s goodness and blessings. And one thing that we should to always remember is God’s love is never fail! Lamentation 3:22-23:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Amen. (Count Your Blessings –Johnson Oatman, Jr. 1897)
Karina – Living by Faith
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Wonderful post. So happy to see you back beautiful Karin. =) Bless you and your husband
Thank you so much my dear friend..:)
Thank you for sharing this reminder with us. It is good to stop and think and give thanks. Your post was a blessing to me today 🙂
Amen! I am so glad that this post will bring you a blessing on your day..thank you for reading and commenting my post. Blessings.
there are times stars covered by clouds so that we do not see it. But though we can not see it, the star still there. And…we realize or not, God still bless us. That’s why we should grateful everytimes.
Very good reminder post. Thank you and God bless you over and over again ((hugs))
My dear sis Sella,Thank you so much for reading and commenting my post. Many love and hugs to you. Jesus bless you.
Karina, it is SO wonderful to once again have you back blogging. I love looking at the stars. The heavens are an amazing display of God’s glory. Thanks to both you and your husband for reminding us how the magnitude of the stars point to how infinitely blessed we are in Him. Blessings on you both. He really does have a princess for a wife! 😊
Amen. Sis, thank you so much for reading and your comment was encouraging us so much. I am glad could come back to blog again. .Oh, by the way please send my warm regards and hugs to your mom. Many blessings to you.
Yes. I will. We both pray for you!
So blessed to have you back! I love your posts and can’t wait to read the future posts. Congratulations on your marriage. May the Lord bless your marriage and draw each of you closer to Him and to each other.
Dear sis Shelly. .
Amen! Thank you so much for your greeting also reading my new post. Have a wonderful and blessed to you there.
Welcome back Karina, it is wonderful to be reading your posts again.
Hi Mikial my friend. .thank you so much for your comment. Blessings. .
Thanks, Karina, for these positive and encouraging words of faith and praise. Thanks also for your other posts – especially “The Holy Vows”. God bless you and Kevin, and make you a blessing to others.
Dear uncle Charlie ( may I call you uncle? Sounds more friendly for me) thank you so much for visiting, reading and also commenting my post. Such a honor for me. Have great and blessed day to you.
Wow. I thought a tiger got you. Welcome back! A long absence makes the heart grow fonder…
Hi there..how are you. Thank yoiu for reading my post. Yes, i am quite long absence because I am married and took my honeymoon. Now I am back..thank you so much. God bless.
Hey God Does not know the word lucky “This is what the LORD says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.luck means producing or resulting in good by chance : We know a GOD greater than chance chances are risky and God is A solid Rock.
Dear David. Thank you so much for your great comment. I really appreciate it..God bless you..:)
So glad to have you back! Wonderful blog. You are right, blessings are innumerable; we don’t realize it until we take the time to reflect on them. Bless you!
Thank you so much for reading and commenting my post 🙂 many love and blessings to you. .
Beautiful post… Welcome back!! So good to see your name!!
Thank you so much for reading and commenting my post 🙂 Blessings..
You’re back 🙂
🙂 yes I am back. What a great blessing from God I could came back blogging again. .Blessings to you.
So alluring are your words that dance upon this page…you are a blessing ! I hope you had a very wonderful Valentines Day today and that it was bless with an abundance of smiling moments. Hugs and blessings always my sister!
Amen! 🙂 I love the song you quoted on the last part. I really read it while singing. 🙂 This is really a great post, Karina. I’m glad you’re back. We miss you and your posts. God bless you, Karina. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi dear Kriz..
Yes I really love that song as well..thank you so much for reading and commenting my post. Jesus bless you abundantly.
Beautiful thoughts. As I was reading I felt like God was smiling at us. His goodness and His presence are constant and ever lasting.
We are all so blessed to have you back. Congratulations to you both.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting my post. . Many love and blessings to you 🙂 I miss you..
Hello sis, thank you so much for reading my post..also your lovely comment. .I miss you reading your gre4 post. .I will try to visit you blog in another day..:) many love and blessings to you..
I’m so glad to be reading your post again today. You have been missed! Thanks for the word shared, it’s encouraging as always. Hope you both had a lovely valentine’s day. Again, congratulations and welcome back 🙂 God bless you! 🙂
Hi dear. Thank you so much..I am so glad too could came back blogging. .such a great blessing to me..thank you for visiting and reading my post. Many love and blessings. .
It is a true fact. His blessing are new every morning while the stars remains the same. Nice to have you back Karina and greetings to your Husband.
Hi there..thank you so much for reading and commenting my first post in this year 🙂 I really appreciate it. Many blessings to you..
your husband was indeed right sis!His blessings are more than the stars!More than even the sands in the beaches.Blessings
🙂 thank you my friend. .thank you for visiting and reading my post. .Blessings to you. Have a great evening. .
My dear Karina, your faith is always a blessing. ❤
Dear, sister Anna.
Thank you very much. God bless.
A beautiful message, Karina. I always enjoy re-reading your older posts. ❤
Dear sister Anna.
Thank you very much for always visiting n re- reading my older posts. I really appreciate it. Thank you and God Bless.