Blessings Abound When... by Paula Rose Michelson

It seems that all of my life, I've been looking for a blessing. Being Jewish, I'd like to assume that this is a unique trait...one that only a member of the twelve tribes can claim! However, thinking like that can get one into an awful state when it finally becomes crystal clear that the blessing is in the doing, not the waiting. I've had to remind myself of that reality of late. For having been given the blessing (?) of being ill for four months, then discovering that the editor I love, the one who's worked with me on Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, Book 1, and begun Book 2, was leaving the end of July to begin working in her field, I wanted to rant, "That's not supposed to happen to me!" I'm happy to say, "I didn't do that!"

This pull between Christianizing everything and owning our reality was summed up best by Rabbi Shaul (the Apostle Paul) who wrote in Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. This living by the Spirit sounds good, yet, how do we do that? How do we deny our wants, our perceived needs so that we, like Paul, can recognize the blessings that abound when...

Perhaps being altruistic will work for some. Others may look forward expectantly. I believe the answer is found in 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight. Applying my faith in the infallibility of Gods Word, I trust in the One who is my all in all.

Walking as a bondservant of Messiah is a choice. all are called. Some answer that call, and from that number God continues to ask if any will serve Him today. In Joshua 24:15 we read, "...but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!"

Today it might be a good idea for you to ask yourself:

What do I value?

Does my life reflect my values?

Remember, what we think and do reflects who we are and who's we are.

Until we meet again may Messiahs Shalom envelop you, my friend.


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Paula Rose Wordsmith said...

When I realized the the comment I'd posted above included the persons email address, I deleted it so the sender information would not become accessible to others.

Yours in Messiah,
Paula Rose Michelson

Paula Rose Wordsmith said...

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