Blessed

ByKaren

Blessed

In today’s economy, it’s very easy to be discouraged about our financial woes. To think about the needs, the wants, and wishes…

Picture this, Sicily, 1923…. Just Joking (for those of you who get this! 🙂 )

Sophia Petrillo AKA: Karen

You take your children into your local department store, mall, etc, and hear a chorus of “Can I get this?”, “Can I have one of those?”, “When can I get one?”, “That’s not fair; Why does everyone else get one?” Can’t you just hear it now? From a young age, I have tried to teach my children that we can not keep up with the Jones’. God made us the Wilds and we have a hard enough time keeping up with ourselves!

God has been the One to carry us through our good times and bad times. My husband and I have been married 14 and a half years, and if it had not been for God’s guidance, who knows where we would be right now. We are not financially set by any means. We are actually late on a few bills. But we do not lean on any person or thing to get us through. David works 2 jobs to take care of our 4 children and ourselves. We do not have government help. (If you can get it, go for it, but I believe it will be non-existant before too long, but that’s another story for another time.) We only have God to rely on! We are not spoiled. My children are not spoiled. We are blessed!

You ask, “how can I call myself “blessed” when I don’t know where the money will be coming from to make my next house or car payment, or to pay the next high electricity bill?” Well, you’re reading this right now, so that means God woke you up and you still have breath in you! Most of you do get at least 3 meals a day. That is a huge blessing compared to knowing that there are those out there who haven’t eaten in days.

The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:28-34:

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

God knows every little thing that we have need of! He is Jehovah Jireh – my Provider! Seek Him first. He says right here in His word, for us not to dwell on our needs, but to have faith that He will meet them. Thank You, God, for Your blessings on me!

Satan would try to make us doubt and bring fear into our lives, but he was defeated long ago. Do not fear whether or not you will make it. Our lives are in Gods hands!

So until next time, may God lead you and guide you, and reign Himself on you!

A daughter of the Most High King,

About the author

Karen author

Karen, who owns a coffee and Christian gift shop with her husband, lives in a small town in Tennessee just slightly south of where she was raised. She has been married to David, their town’s fire chief, for nearly 18 years. Together they have 4 children ranging in ages from 10 on up to 16. Karen’s heart longed to be a mother from a very young age & is a natural at being a “professional mother”. She is gifted in many areas & is guaranteed to keep you entertained! In addition to all of this, she is Emily’s older sister & one of Angie’s closest friends.

  • I’VE NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN NOR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD… I HAVE KNOWN ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT IF GOD DID NOT SHOW UP, KAREN & DAVID WOULD INDEED BE BEGGING! OOPS… DID U CATCH THAT “IF GOD DIDN’T” I THREW IN THERE?? THING IS, GOD NOT ONLY SHOWS UP~ HE SHOWS OUT!!! OH! HOW HE LOVES TO BLESS HIS CHILDREN!! ALWAYS ALWAYS PUT HIM 1ST~ EVEN WHEN U THINK U WILL NOT MAKE IT WITHOUT CALLING SISTER KNOWSHOW2REACHHIM OR BRO JUSTGIMMEUR1STFRUITS&IWILLPRAYFORU…. U CAN AND WILL MAKE IT IF U WILL JUST TRUST GOD WITH UR MONEY,, OOPS!!! HIS MONEY! IT ALL BELONGS TO HIM AND HE WILL MAKE A WAY IF U BELIEVE HIS PROMISES ARE TRUE.
    I’M SO THANKFUL FATHER! PLEASE KEEP POURING FRESH OIL ON UR SONS AND DAUGHTERS SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO DO UR WILL! IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN

    • Preach it Momma! I think you need to start writing!

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    I’VE NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN NOR HIS SEED BEGGING BREAD… I HAVE KNOWN ON MANY OCCASIONS THAT IF GOD DID NOT SHOW UP, KAREN & DAVID WOULD INDEED BE BEGGING! OOPS… DID U CATCH THAT “IF GOD DIDN’T” I THREW IN THERE?? THING IS, GOD NOT ONLY SHOWS UP~ HE SHOWS OUT!!! OH! HOW HE LOVES TO BLESS HIS CHILDREN!! ALWAYS ALWAYS PUT HIM 1ST~ EVEN WHEN U THINK U WILL NOT MAKE IT WITHOUT CALLING SISTER KNOWSHOW2REACHHIM OR BRO JUSTGIMMEUR1STFRUITS&IWILLPRAYFORU…. U CAN AND WILL MAKE IT IF U WILL JUST TRUST GOD WITH UR MONEY,, OOPS!!! HIS MONEY! IT ALL BELONGS TO HIM AND HE WILL MAKE A WAY IF U BELIEVE HIS PROMISES ARE TRUE.
    I’M SO THANKFUL FATHER! PLEASE KEEP POURING FRESH OIL ON UR SONS AND DAUGHTERS SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO DO UR WILL! IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN

    • Preach it Momma! I think you need to start writing! Wish I could hear you sing write now…