“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”
HOW DID IT HAPPEN
Blessings so many and so great
Where do I start, how to relate
When I awake the sun is there
How did it happen? Do I care?
Do I ever stop to think
If one day it was out of sync?
Seasons follow each other in order
Tides ebb and flow, the sun rises and sets
I look at the world and I have to say
How did it happen, this great display
Then there is life, how did it happen
Man has never a life created
I know that there had to be a beginning
Without a God? I would debate it
The fact of the world drives me to God
The order, the detail
I stay in awe
Thank you Lord, I am so humbled
You’ve shown me so much and I still stumble
But the victory I have, no one can take
I have faith
How many times have you paused lately to give God credit for events in your life?
I know I try, especially on Sundays in church, but I’m bad at giving him credit for the little things: like today for a perfect bike ride with my son where we saw frogs, pelicans, geese, birds, and squirrels–His creations all around us.
I’m bad at giving him credit for the big things too such as my new novel idea (I always say a prayer of thanks but continually giving him praise is hard for me) or for maybe getting us out of this apartment through a nice couple that may sublet from us or for my husband’s new job that is allowing us to go vacation for the first time in at least five years, for us to get our teeth cleaned, and for us to visit the doctor without worry of bills to come in the mail.
I’m reading Daniel in the Old Testament who continually gave God credit for everything despite being exiled in a foreign country his entire life (Babylon). It’s amazing how far faith can get you.
I do know in my heart I will write the novel that will find the perfect literary agent and an audience as long as I keep following God’s word and his word in my life.
So I will endeavor to pause more to thank God for his little blessings (and his big ones) as I continue on my life’s journey.