Is it not ironic how God will put the right person with the correct words in your path exactly when you need them?
Well ironic is not the correct word – it’s God’s divine provision! This morning while driving to work I received one of these such divine provisions from the Encouraging Word on the K-Love morning show with Craig, Amy and Kankelfritz.
I drive 55 miles each way to work, so it takes me about an hour to get to work. I have found driving time in the car can be an excellent time to connect and reconnect to God. One of the many ways I do that is through listening to this show and their encouraging words each day.
Encouraging words have the power to revolutionize our lives! But in-order for words to have the power to change our lives, a process must take place. What is this process you ask? They must go through the process of moving from head knowledge to heart knowledge to finally being the way we practically see life. So, what words could have so much power to change our lives?
This morning Kankelfritz said he heard (I didn’t catch the authors name), that we could radically change our life it we started writing blessing on all the things we owned and/or hold dear and near to us in this life. What change would take place if we wrote blessing on our morning cup of coffee, our cars, our TV’s, computers and any other possession(s) we hold near and dear to us? If we actually did this we would start to see these items as blessing given to us by our loving Father instead of problems, or taking them for granted.
You see if we saw our possessions as blessings instead of problems it would completely change the way be interact with God. I know personally I sometimes get mad at God for allowing me to have all of the problems in my life that come from my possessions. After hearing these words I was immediately convicted that my attitude on this needs to change. I realize I need to not be mad at God for the problem that can come from having my possessions, but need to see them as blessing and be grateful for them.
However the process of putting these words into action takes time.
Just tonight I came home and realized I needed to check the car’s oil. My car has a small oil leak around the oil filter and so I had to add oil to the car often. Well, I open the hood and pull out the oil dipstick and see the oil level it off the stick (again). This car has had all sorts of issues and has been a major issue for our family.
So did I think that I am blessed for having a car the runs and gets me to work and back safely? No. I started grumbling at God and my wife for the car having the oil leak in the first place. After grumbling for a while and adding the oil to the car, God gently reminds me that my car is a blessing and that He’s gotten it taken care of – oil leak or not.
I was yet again convicted that my prospective needs to change.
I’m not sure if I am the only person who struggles with issues like this? But I’m guessing all of us could use a dose of realizing the blessings we already have.
Lord, I pray for anyone reading this post that may struggle to see their possessions as blessings instead of problems that you would work in their head’s and heart’s to change their attitude. Lord, I pray the Holy Spirit would enter their mind and heart and do His transforming work in these places. I ask you would change their attitude about their possessions from one of anger to seeing them as blessing. I further ask you would change their attitude from one of ungratefulness to gratitude. I thank you Father for you transforming work in our hearts and minds.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you prayed this prayer I’d love to know to help keep you encouraged! I would also love to hear you comments on how you see your possessions? Do you see them as blessings or problems?
Thanks Leslie for the photo!