Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stressed Less OBS Week One: Blessed


 "Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live."                                                                               1st Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Message
God is a God who is blessing us all the time. The problem is we fall into a trap of forgetting to look for the blessings. The challenge in our OBS (Online Bible Study) this week is to list five things God has blessed you with throughout the past week. Some people think blessing, do you not know what is happening in my life? I may not but God does. 
Joni Eareckson Tada once said, "There is nothing I am going through that God has not allowed. If He allowed it then there is a purpose for it." With this thought in mind, I went to God and asked Him what are the blessings in my life this week and I encourage you to do the same. The following are my five blessings for this week.
I am thankful to God for:
~ Lack of sleep because we have been given the wonderful opportunity to help family through loving on an adorable 3 year old

~ The opportunity to live near my parents and help them through the rebuilding of their home


~Having a Sweetie who provides for me and encourages the endeavors God has called me to in my life

~A daughter who loves God and will be graduating soon to live her calling of being a teacher
~The opportunity to participate in an Online Bible Study and the Word of God with my Mom

Ok now it is your turn what are 5 things you can be thankful for this week?
"Everything God created is good. Nothing should be rejected if it is received with prayers of thanks." 1st Timothy 4:4 GWT

6 comments:

  1. Dawn, I love this! I love your gratitude list and your pictures! You're so right. It's easy to forget our blessings and instead begin to put our eyes on everything that may be going wrong. But when we choose to remember, our heart is glad and God's goodness is revealed! Rejoicing with you today for all the goodness God has poured on you! And I am thankful to be sharing this OBS journey with you, my friend!

    Love - Shelly (OBS Leader)

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    1. Shelly: I am glad to be on this journey with you too.

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  2. Dawn, I, too, love how you turned around the negatives into positives. It's hard to get discouraged when I ponder Isaiah 41:10 over and over. He's got this. And me. Praise Him for it! (And I love your mom's t-shirt!!)

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    1. I had to go back and see what shirt Mom was wearing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Dawn such a beautiful blog. Love it. So glad to be part of the OBS too. My five things I put in my blog - 1. My Lord, 2. My hubby, 3. My children, 4. My parents, 5. My OBS Family. Thanks for sharing. Debbie W. (OBS Group Leader)

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments and encouraging words. I love your list too!

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In Christ,
Dawn
dawn.whitmore@comcast.net

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