Are we the greatest obstacle to our own blessings? Many years ago a friend shared with me how extremely frustrated she was with trying to please her husband. She was constantly knocking herself out for him and he barely acknowledged her existence. What’s crazy is that friend of mine is brilliant, beautiful and talented. Her husband was oblivious to the fact that he was throwing away a passionate and fulfilling relationship! If she gave up on him, I doubt he’d ever find a girl like her again.

God reminded me how much like that man–I am towards Him!

You see, God loves my sinful heart more than anyone. He proved it: “God showed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Furthermore, He daily blesses me with life and works behind the scenes to keep the earth in balance to provide my necessities. However, He wants to give me even more–the relationship of my lifetime. How do I respond to His overtures? Am I too busy to spend time alone with Him; too brutish to understand His perfect love and comprehend the value of pursuing Him with all my heart? Am I too foolish to acknowledge His superior wisdom and fail to desire His guidance? What finally awakened me to passionately pursue Him? It was His goodness.

For years I didn’t recognize His goodness until I’d destroyed much of what He’d given my through my neglect. (God led me to share my story on this website.) Despite my neglect, God was still there–waiting for me. He awakened me to His goodness. The Bible says: “Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!” (Psalms 31:19) As I have passionately pursued Him, the relationship has become priceless to me. Because of His love–surrender to Him is sweet. He is my wisest and most loving Friend.

He is my most abundant blessing.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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