Those missed placemats were not misplaced blessings. Instead they were blessings of victory. Let me share another conversation with My Lord. Then you’ll know how.
My Conversation With My Lord- Part Two
Lord, . . . do You mind if we talk about those placemats again? You obviously sent me there to that Thrift store and I held them in my hand. Yes, they were all bundled up with rubber bands, but I held them in my hands. So why didn’t I open them?
I’m looking at Romans 8:28. How’s this working out for my good? Was it punishment for overeating to much Cole-slaw or that one extra piece of catfish? Wait, . . . it was that one bite of Hubby’s pie?
Lord, I admit I took that bite without thinking. So are the missed placemats my punishment? What do You want me to learn from this?
Disobedience always costs. If not in punishment, then it costs in missed blessings. Was that it?
At this moment I don’t care about those placemats, I just want this feeling of intense regret to go away.
Not Misplaced Blessings
To begin with, disobedience will cause one to miss out on My blessings. But that was not this case. Now, let’s consider together the results of this supposed missed blessing.
First of all, you’ve learned to focus on My Presence. Second, now you know to look for and expect blessings. Now let’s examine what happened yesterday in your kitchen.
Uh. . . the granddaughters and I cooked some desserts for upcoming thanksgiving Day.
Yes, and how many desserts did you taste?
Uh . . . not one bite.
I see. As you looked at the placemats on your table, you remembered the pain. Didn’t you?
Now consider this. Those placemats are not missed blessings. Instead they are blessings of power and victory. They are visable reminders of your vow of 40 Days of Victory for you.
Yesterday you had victory while cooking all those desserts. Those placemats are helping provide you strength throughout your Thanksgiving family feast to resist all the temptations coming forth.
So now you can appreciate these placemats are indeed not misplaced blessings, but rather powerful strong blessings of victory. I sent them as gifts of power and strength to you, My child.
Thank you Lord, and please forgive all my doubts and whining. Help me to please You in all I do, say, and think. I give my life to You, my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Blessings of Victory
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28 NLT
My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to Your decrees. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver. Psalm 119:71-72 NLT
But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 15:57