Sunday, October 12, 2008
Here in Ohio, the fall days are usually gray-ish and cold. The wind blows and more leaves scatter, and we know without a shadow of a doubt that winter is on its way. But today, the sun is shining, it's 78 degrees, and we feel like we're getting a reprieve from fall and winter.
We grilled out, lazed around on the porch swing, and generally had a lovely summer day. These kinds of blessings are the ones we often overlook when we think of how our Heavenly Father shows us His love. So today, I just want to recognize His blessings, and say thanks, Father, for a beautiful summer day in October!
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:
*You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
*The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
*Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
*You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.