Sunday, November 6, 2011

Unnoticed Gifts

The Faith Barista blog jam topic for this week is ...

What gift has God slipped into your life recently?

I have must have had a million of rough drafts for this blog.  Maybe a trillion.  Could be more.  I don't know what comes after a trillion, so I stopped counting.  I have, for days, typed, deleted, typed and deleted over and over again.

The word 'slipped' in Bonnie's question has slipped me up.  Sometimes looking up a word in the dictionary can give me an entirely new direction to go.

This part of the definition is what resonated with me:  'slip' means 'go or move quietly or quickly, without attracting notice'.

I would like to think that am very much aware of all the gifts that God has given me.  There isn't anything in my life - from inconsequential to major - from really good to really bad - and everything in between - that I don't recognize as a true gift from God. 

I am a bit bothered in thinking that I am missing something.  I am so guilty of taking everything for granted, I would hate to think that there is blessing that God has given me that I haven't noticed.

A wonderful husband.  Friends and family that truly are blessings in my life.  A goofy dog that brings me so much pleasure and happiness.  A good glass of wine.  A beautiful home, food on the table, warm clothes to wear.  Eleven - count 'em - eleven people that follow my blog.

Ah, I have figured it out ...

This life that You have given me, Lord.  After what seems like an eternity of drama and chaos, Lord, you have quietly and quickly, without attracting any notice, slipped contentment into my life.

"Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness."
~ Robert Casper Lintner

Have the BEST day ever!
~ Dorothy



Stanton Blog said...

You sure have beautiful autumn leaves there in Arkansas!

Jennifer said...

Dorothy, I'm the same way- so quick to overlook the gifts in my life. Thanks for reminding me of that. I don't want to be ungrateful!