Do you want to receive more Blessings this year? When I look back on last year. I ask myself what is my greatest need for myself in this new year? What came to my mind was Blessings. Blessings are my greatest need for this new year. I took a look at some of the things that I experienced last year and I looked at some things that happened to me toward the end of the year that were most compelling to me and here is one my experiences.
As I was traveling one rainy day on a major interstate highway in Florida, questioning whether I should pull over or just stop driving, for the road conditions were such that I couldn’t see well, my wipers were on, I slowed my car, and vehicles including tractor trailers(18 wheelers) were just barreling down the highway, driving as if it were a bright and sunny day. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why most drivers weren’t yielding to the road conditions. I always pray before I travel, but this day I seemed to have needed a double dose. I managed to call my oldest brother who is a praying man, and expressed to him what was going on and told him to pray for me because its dangerous out here. No sooner than I hung up with him, maybe about 3 minutes lapsed, I experienced one of the scariest moments of my driving career. I watched a car that was about two cars ahead of me in distance, start sliding sideways down the highway, an 18 wheeler barely missed it, and I was next in line. The 18 wheeler pulled off to the right side of the road, I pulled off to the right side of the road, as the car spinning out of control came to rest in the inside emergency lane, to the opposite side of the road across from me. As they sat in their vehicle, I sat in mine, my driving leg wouldn’t allow me to drive any farther(it became like rubber) all feeling left it and I just started shaking. I too had to wait until I felt comfortable enough to drive away, and the other drivers did the same. I’m sharing with you three areas to use as a part of your life so you to can receive your Blessings.
- Seek Him
- Honor Him
- Give Him Praise
The question was asked at church last week if anyone had a a testimony they want to share, I stood up and told what I had experienced and how I felt that the protection of the Lord was on me at that time. And in my reflection, he was with the three of us drivers, because no one made contact with each other, and there were no other cars around us at that time. We all were able to pull away and count our blessings. However, no sooner than the car came to rest, an 18 wheeler came barreling through and all I could do was shake my head thinking he has no ideas of what just happened.
So for my new year, I will continue to serve the one who has put a hedge of protection round about me(my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ). I want to continue to receive Blessings in my life, so that I can be a Blessing to someone else. It is my desire to continue to make the three areas I mentioned above apart of my daily life and to serve, pray, and receive my Blessings.
What is your need for this year? Feel free to comment and let us hear from you.