Give freely

Proverbs 11:24-25 “One man gives freely, yet gains even more.  A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

          I truly believe that so many of us fail to recognize how God blesses us day after day.  For myself, I wish I would learn to pay more attention to the little things that happen so often that, I am ashamed to admit, often may go unnoticed.  So many times we miss the blessings by attributing them to coincidence or luck.  I am reminded that on a recent occasion when I sent a check to help my daughter with her heating oil bill in a freezing Maine winter. On that same day a check came to reimburse me as a refund from an insurance company that showed they had made an error in calculating my benefit.

          I also was pleased when a card I sent to someone on a whim( a hunch? a prompting from God?), was received at a time when he had just found the results of a medical test  that was very upsetting to him. He wrote back telling me how much it meant to him at that time to hear that an old friend was thinking of him.

          I pray, Lord, that you will open my eyes and my heart to appreciate the many blessings you give me.