Better to be blessed …

“Take a good look at me, GOD, my God;
I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me… ” Psalm 13:3-4

Who or what is your enemy? Most people don’t have enemies as the Psalmist David, who made poor choices in his life, and then had to find peace with himself. I have one goal in my life—to die without having any enemies when I reach the gate of Heaven. But I do entertain enemies, such as fear and distrust.

My new friend, Frank, is a former missionary in Germany, who created a marionette ministry and produced shows for children and adults. One of his characters in the Christmas Story production is Micah, now an old man who tells the story of being a young shepherd who witnessed the angel telling where to find Baby Jesus. He said people would tell him how lucky he was to have witnessed such an event. But he said, “It is far better to know that you are blessed of God than to depend on human luck.”

I believe meeting Frank had nothing to do with luck. I’d prefer to call it Divine intervention. Two Christian writers, who lived two miles apart, sought a partner who shared the same values and goals of going into the mission field, found each other through Feeling blessed, I will put aside fear and trust God to lead us  into the future.

Thank you, Lord, for reminding us that we are more blessed than just being lucky. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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