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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Treasures

I have been working on the bathroom all day and still only half finished painting. I had forgotten how much work there is in painting the smallest room in the house. So many things to go around!


It's time to take a break and talk to you about my treasures......
Over the past week I have introduced to you some of the most important people in my life; the male members of my family. I have yet to talk about my daughters-in-law, my mother, and other family members.
I consider my family to be my most valued treasures. They are gifts that the Lord has given me and I am so thankful for each one of them. My life is richer because of their being a part of my life. Each one is so very precious and I wouldn't trade them for anything!
I also have some very dear friends; people that have enriched my life in so many ways and I thank God for them as well. I really am a blessed lady.

Yesterday, I shared with you some of my material treasures and possessions.
There is really nothing wrong with having things or collecting things. Indeed, it is good to have a hobby or something to do that gives us pleasure.
Every day life can become monotonous at times without a release of some kind.
Some of my things have sentimental value like my Rose Chintz dishes for instance. They represent a part of my childhood because they always graced my aunt's kitchen table at meal times and they conjure up happy memories whenever I look at them.

However, more valuable than family, friends, or material possessions is my relationship with God. I am where I am today because of Him.
I am basically a happy person and even though I struggle with disappointments in life like everyone else, I know that God is there, watching over me and taking care of me.
He is concerned about everything that happens to me. That is hard to fathom sometimes because this is a great big world that we live in and it's getting crazier every day.
But it is because of His love that I can face each day with a smile on my face. Whenever the hard times come and they will come, I can trust Him to see me through those hard times.
My life has not been a rose garden by any means but because my faith is in God, He has given me the grace and the strength to get through everything the world dishes out at me.
I know that because of Him, my life is better and I cannot imagine my life without Him in it.
"From the rising of the sun until the going down of the same; the name of the Lord is to be praised." I guess that is what I'm trying to convey here.
God is bigger than all my problems and He's on top of all my circumstances.
He even cares that I'm tired right now from all the painting I've done today.
He truly is an awesome God! He is my Saviour and He is my Best Friend!
He is my Treasure above all other treasures!

May the Lord bless you today and make you a blessing!
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