Last night my husband got some very disturbing news that could adversely hurt our church. Although we prayed about it, thoughts of the impact kept running through my mind as I drifted off to sleep. When I awoke this morning I was still thinking of these things and my attitude was not very good.
As I sat down to have my prayer time, I think I grumbled and complained to God more than I really prayed.
After my devotions I started a batch of coconut bread to take out to several people I'm witnessing to. Of course halfway through I realize I'm out of oil. I quickly showered and did my hair so I would look presentable as I went out, of course I was grumbling the whole time. I got to Walmart and picked up the oil and got stuff to make the men's Bible study dinner with and decided before I left the store I would check out the clearance aisle. Love the clearance aisle!!!
The first thing I saw was this lone pillow sitting on the shelf. "Count Your Blessings" I had definitely not counted my blessings this morning, in fact I had only counted what was wrong with our situation. Everything I grumbled about made me think of something else that made me grumble more! I felt like God was speaking directly to me, telling me He was tired of my grumbling and wanted me to stop and Count my Blessings. At that moment I repented and told God I was sorry and right then I did start counting my blessings.
I counted my blessings through the rest of the store and my drive home and as I put the pillow in the chair I sit in and have my devotions in. I started to cry as I realized how, for God this is a little thing. God has blessed our church and our family in so many ways that I am not going to look at my grumblings anymore but cling to the blessings and promises God has given me!