1,000 Little Blessings Chapter 3

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

There is something about being content. Content is a big word. Dictionary.com describes it like this:

1.satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.

Seems simple enough but so hard to live for some of us. Content? How to be content when there is always one more hill to climb or one more thing to do? And yet, it is exactly where I find myself in my life right now. I don’t need any thing right now. I want to spend time with my family, I want to spend time writing, I want to spend time at my job but I lack nothing right now, not even the fear of the Lord because I have that as well.

Here are my blessings for today:

1. A day off. It’s after 10 am I am in pajamas still reading and writing. What a gift!

2. I had a friend say a song reminded her of me. It was a song about giving of yourself. What a blessing to have a friend who thinks more highly of you than you do. That is pretty cool.

3. I’m feeling so much better after being hit with a cold last week. Thank God that the worst has passed. You never know how much you take breathing for granted until you can’t catch your breath.

4. I cut my hair off. After suffering through a bad perm/color and my hair being dry and frizzy for MONTHS, I finally just conceded and cut it off. It feels soft and healthy now. No worries it will grow back.

5. I’m grateful for praise reports that are coming in with our new bible study! Beth Moore challenged us to get on our face before God and the posture and the prayer are causing a stir! Love God for it!

6. It’s Wednesday at this writing, and tonight Modern Family and Revenge come on. I enjoy both shows. Meanwhile, I am blessed to have laundry to do. It’s odd I know, but the smell of clean clothes and the smell of bleach bring me comfort. Then folded laundry always looks complete somehow. I know it’s strange.

7. Only 10 more days until the sugar fast is OVER. Just in time for a piece of pumpkin cheesecake! Hooray for willpower and Hooray for pumpkin cheesecake.

8. I’m grateful for Oolong tea. It’s hard to find this type of tea but I love it. I found some at a little tea place and bought a box. Drinking a hot cup is just the ticket! Whoever discovered Oolong tea, my hats off to you!

9. Boot season! Yes!

10. I am blessed to have met Jesus. To be blessed with the knowledge and security he brings to my life is unparalleled. Things become less important and matters of the heart become the motivation. I can’t miss saying thanks every day of my life for this relationship.

4 thoughts on “1,000 Little Blessings Chapter 3

  1. I’m grateful for a lot of things but mostly that I get to do what I love best—make music and hang with my red headed boy. This speaks my heart the best and (most concise) clearest.

    Here’s the lyric to my latest song:


    Lord Jesus, I’m thankful
    for Your life and Your death
    the grace and the mercy You show
    The daily reminders
    that my every breath
    comes from this love that I know
    in You

    My life has its seasons and all that entails
    whether winter, spring, summer or fall.
    I know Your presence and love never fails
    I feel Your hand through it all

    I’m so grateful, grateful, Lord,
    that You’re showing me the Way
    how to travel down the darkest road
    walking in Your light of day

    If no tiny bird ever falls to the ground
    without You being aware,
    then You will provide for me as Your child
    and I’ll always be under Your care!

    I’m so grateful, grateful, Lord,
    Your love falls with the rain
    And a peace beyond
    what I can understand
    always will remain

    You don’t treat us as our sins deserve
    for You know how we are made we are dust and clay
    ©2010 Jonathan Varnell

      1. I’m still in the process of recording it give me till the first of the year and I’ll have it ready to hear 🙂

      2. (Oh, and you can listen to the music on Facebook. I put a link to the rough tracks without the vocals. Still working on getting the guitar parts timed right 😉 )

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