Monday, December 13, 2010

From Whom all Blessings Flow

The last couple of months have been very challenging.  I started out extremely stressed and overwhelmed.  I cried a lot.  I had panic attacks.  And I yelled at Troy.  And then the Lord put me in several situations where he used others to give me his message.  He wanted me to know that it is not about me.  None of this is.  Sure it directly effects me but it has nothing to do with me.  After 2 weeks of these blatant messages I cried out to God and surrendered it ALL!  All of it.  Nothing left in me.  I am done.  It is no longer mine to worry about.  He is in complete control.  Immediately after (the next day) He began to provide for my family. I truly believe that it is my job to let others know of His provision for us.  That is why He does it.  So that we can tell others about how good He is.   I will not give all of the details in this post but I will let you know that someone generously donated several thousand dollars to catch up our mortgage (and they don't even know us).  We have received over $1000 in gift cards and cash and we have received so many groceries that we can't even fit it all in our home.  On top of that someone else has completely bought and paid for my children's christmas.  We did not have to spend a dime.  Many of these donations were from people that we do not know.  They are obedient to the Lord and with that they are blessing us beyond anything that they could have ever known.  I love every single one of these people whether we have met them or not.  They are my brother's and sister's in Christ and even if I never know them personally here on Earth, I will know them in Heaven. 

In case you ever wonder if you can or do make a difference in anothers life you would be surprised!  Today as I was putting away the sweet "manna" from heaven I began to sing this song.  It is such a good song and it expresses just how my heart has been feeling this last few weeks.  Here are the lyrics:

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
 Praise God, Praise God
Praise God who saved my soul
Praise God, Praise God
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
 

2 comments:

Sterling said...

Love you, sweet friend. :o)

Julie said...

This made me tear up Christi! It is so good to hear that there are still such wonderful people in this world, and I am so glad that you and your family have been taken care of! I love you!