Sunday, August 1, 2010

Blessings

"Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers... So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." Psalms 90:5-6, 12

Blessings are like rain... you don't know when it is coming... how much it will pour... and how long it will last.


Rain is a blessing. It gives life. It brings nourishment. It refreshes the soul.


Rain, like blessing is life. It sustains the earth to evolve. It helps a drought-stricken land to flourish. And it keeps the desert's oasis teeming with life.


Rain, like blessing is nourishment. It brings food to a hungry spirituality. It quench a thirsty heart from skepticism. And it provides strength to a weak faith.


But like rain... blessing can be damaging if we don't know how to use it. It can create catastrophe that can ruin properties or worse - lives.


It can drown someone to sink in the bottom of the ocean of desire.


It can wash away one's spirituality due to material obsession.


And it can submerse one's conviction for personal gain.


Prayer
Lord, let it rain with your blessings.
And let your blessing give us the nourishment we need to sustain our life and our faith.
Lord, don't let us get drowned in our selfish obsession of material blessings.
But rather, help us to share your blessings to others like a sprinkling of dewdrops on wild flowers... so we can be a blessing to other people's lives too.




7 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Rain is much needed at anytime and anywhere.

It gives life not only to the Earth, but also to us.

Ginny said...

That is one of my favorite verses from Psalms. You take such good raindrop pictures, I have yet to get any that look good. You certainly have gone beyond the usual blessings post to include something rarely talked about, mis using our blessings, but how right you are!! We need to pray for a heart of wisdom and discernment. Blessings should not be taken for granted, or thought that we deserve them, and we need to be careful and respectful with them. What a wonderful Sunday post!

betchai said...

i always love to visit here Ruthi, your food for thoughts always fill my spirits and your pictures are very refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration.

Mumsy said...

What a fantastic post! I love how you think..

DoanLegacy said...

Very inspiring words to read on Sunday morning! Thanks for visiting..

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Amen, Ruthi! Such a beautiful thought process ending in an even more beautiful prayer.

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