Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well I would be very ungrateful, if I didn't write about the multitude of blessings that have come into my life recently. Amazingly enough, many of them have been financial in nature. About a week ago I got a call from my insurance company telling me that they were sending me a check for $450. This was because of my accident in the rental car. According to them, I was eligible for rental car coverage, and because I did not use it, they were sending me the cash. I was shocked to think that they were paying me for the accident. Of course I did have to pay my deductible, and I have paid much dough over the years in premiums, but I feel grateful and undeserving anyway. Then there was the great deal on my camera, that has become the source of much joy and entertainment to me. The same week I got my camera, a friend gave me 3 free tickets to the BYU game. Yesterday I received a check for $750 from my credit card company. This was my reimbursement for my deductible. So I think that I may have come out ahead from my car accident, although it doesn't feel that way to my nerves. Selling that awful Honda would also count as a blessing. And after not having any electrical jobs all summer, Marion has been flooded with requests. He just finished a job that took 24 hours to complete. And he has 3 more people on his waiting list. I credit all of these astonishing and unexpected events to tithing blessings. Also in Sunday school we had a lesson a few weeks ago about the book of Romans. In Romans 8:28 it states "all things work together for good to them that love God." At that time none of these things had happened yet, but this scripture spoke to me and gave me comfort. I realized that I did believe the scriptures and so why shouldn't I have more faith that eventually all these terrible things that had happened would work out for my good. Surely I would be counted as one who loves the Lord. And now as I count my blessings one by one, I am surprised at what the Lord has done. I do feel that the windows of heaven have poured out more than I could even receive.