I apologize, friends, for the lateness of my posting here. I overslept by 3 (three!!) hours this morning, and then went out to lunch with some friends after church, because I was craving Indian food the way a pregnant woman craves pickles and chocolate. You will be glad to hear that my cravings are satiated, no heads were knocked together prior to the satiation of said cravings, and I am one happy, but oh-so-in-need-of-a-nap girl. I’m becoming increasingly convinced that a dislike of Indian food might be a deal-breaker for me in a future spouse. I take my Indian food seriously.
Anyway. Scripture for today:
1 Corinthians 2:6-11
6We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.9However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
I believe the purpose of Ms. DeMoss including this Scripture reading is to encourage us to look for “hidden” blessings, or those that we take for granted. So here goes:
My five ‘gratitudes’ for the day:
1) Sun. I love the sun. I start to flirt with diagnosable depression if I go too long without it. Thank you, Lord, for the sun. It’s like a legal drug to me.
2) I haven’t had any car trouble since I got my car. That’s really, really good. I know exactly nothing about cars, and wouldn’t know what to do if something went wrong. So I’m just thankful that so far, things are fine with it.
3) Skype. I love Skype. It yields an easy way to keep in contact with my beloved parents. For several years, I talked to my family once a week, each Sunday afternoon. Now, they are at my fingertips anytime between and 12 AM and 4 PM.
4) Me momma. I love her, and can’t imagine a better one for me. She’s an incredible listener, empathic without letting me get away with crap; she’s wise, encouraging and remarkably patient (which can probably be blamed at least partly on me. I wasn’t born with a “patience optional” disclaimer).
5) Clothes to hand wash. I hate hand washing. A lot. But the fact that I have them is a good thing for all parties concerned.
Hm. . .I’m not sure I won the “find hidden blessings” challenge. Mine were more just general blessings. So the gauntlet is at your feet, friends: can you do better?