“Bless my family; keep your eye on them always.” 2 Samuel 7:29
King David had received from God more than he could possibly have imagined. He’d come through many trials, and yet, God followed through with his promise, “I will build you a house.” (vs. 27) For this, he prayed and gave God the credit for his many blessings. But wealth wasn’t enough; he wanted God to give him one more blessing: “Oh may your blessing be on my family permanently!” (vs. 29)
As a kid, I lived in sub-standard housing. But I wasn’t the only one in our neighborhood without indoor plumbing. When we moved to town, we had a cold-water tap in the kitchen sink and a toilet upstairs walled off in a corner of a bedroom. I thought God had blessed me beyond my wildest imagination.
Today, it is natural to expect no less than two or more bathrooms in our homes. I agree. It is handy to have the extra facilities when we have company. But most of the time, the fixtures gather dust like the furniture in my spare bedroom. When I pray for my blessings, I’ve never thanked God for my indoor plumbing. It’s my husband, kids, mother, and extended family and friends I wish to be blessed by the watchful eye of God.
Lord, thank you for blessings beyond my wildest dreams. Amen.