Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tipping the Scales

There are so many blessings in my life right now, I can barely count them.

And to be honest, there are a lot of bummers, too- also too numerous to count.

but for some reason, I feel so content and joyful

If you were to hand me some sort of scale in which I could pile all my blessings on one side, and all my burdens on the other, I'm truly not sure which way the scales would tip at first:

I had an amazing Christmas- spent it with family and friends - BLESSING!
My Grandmother died- we weren't as close as I'd like (family issues) but she was always a sweet and loving lady and I missed saying goodbye to her by mere hours- BURDEN!
But the airlines refunded my plane tickets! BLESSING!
My church family worked together for lots of great Christmas services- BLESSING!
My car's transmission died! BURDEN!
It's on a pretty good week since the kids and I are on vacation! BLESSING!
It's going to cost a LOT OF MONEY! BURDEN!
But we have a nice warm house and lots of food in the pantry! BLESSING!
My kids are sick! BURDEN!
I have a new Silhouette machine! BLESSING!
My dog got Chocolate poisoning! BURDEN!
But she lived! BLESSING!
My dishwasher is dying! BURDEN!

I could go on and on, but the point is moo (you know, like a cow's opinion) moot. Truth is that none of the burdens would even make the scale budge after we put in Jesus Loves Me right on the Blessings Side. A little perspective is sometimes just what one needs to be able to say they're blessed in the midst of a storm...

May your scales tip radically on the Blessings Side as you seek God this week...

The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
Psalm 146:8

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Diana said...

Too funny.... I love it. Great minds truly think alike I guess... if we both have great minds that is. :)

care-in said...

Love this post!

Becky said...

Loved this!

God's faithfulness and sovereignty in the midst of all this are evident, as is your dependence upon Him. He is truly the lifter of our heads!

Jenster said...

Thanks for putting things in perspective for me!!

MyShilohRanch said...

Yep, with Jesus, the scales ALWAYS tip in our favor!!!! NO.MATTER.WHAT.

lisasmith said...

There are so many responses to this post like "it's so good to be back here" or "I'm so sorry about your grandma" or "I CAN'T WAIT FOR JOSHUA TO START!!!" or "bummer about the dishwasher" but the one I'm leaving is holy cow, your dog got chocolate poisoning??!!