Everything tends to get hectic around the Holidays. There are so many things to do in preparation for Christmas that our plates get filled to overflowing. There is decorating to do, Christmas presents to buy and wrap, and meals to plan and food to buy. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all of the plans that we can quickly lose perspective of our daily blessings and forget about others who might not be as blessed.
This morning when I woke up I opened my eyes and was blessed to see the sunlight streaming through the curtains. I stretched my arms up over my head and took a deep breath and thought about how lucky I was. A good friend of mines husband has recently undergone a major operation. He had double lung replacement, and they are in the process of weaning him off of the machines. As I gulp that beautiful air into my lungs I never even think to stop and thank the Lord for this ability, but I instead take it for granted.
Some of the things that I take for granted is that I have a roof over my head. I am sure that all of you reading this also have that luxury. Your home might be paid for, or it might be rented. Your home can be large, or it can be small. One thing that I am pretty sure of is that they all have electricity and running water. You stay toasty warm; you can have lights on command, cook your meals indoors, drink water from your faucet, take a bath, and use the restroom easily and in comfort. However, some people do not have these luxuries.
If you get a cold or feel bad, then you go to the doctor. We get prescribed medicine and can run to our local pharmacy and pick the prescription up in a matter of minutes. Some people do not have medical care nearby no the means to go to the doctor.
I am sure that all of us have more than enough food to eat. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be purchased at our nearest store. Plus, most of us have freezers where we can freeze meat to keep for use at a later date. Our refrigerators are full to bursting, and we don’t have to worry about the food spoiling since the temperatures stay at the perfect temperature. I know that I am guilty of buying more than we can eat and then throwing away food that some people would love to be able to have.
2 Corinthians 9:8
8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
I am also so very thankful that I have Jesus in my life. I am grateful for His Grace and His sacrifice of His Son for the forgiveness of our sins. There are areas on Earth that have never been introduced to our wonderful Savior.
16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.
Now, the issue is, what can we do to help others who are less fortunate? I know there a lot of charities that try to correct these problems, so today, I am asking for your help. I try to do giveaways pretty often on the blog, so this month I am instead going to take that money and give it to a couple of charities. I am blessed and I want to use some of my monetary blessings to help others.
Please comment your favorite charity, and I will choose from this list. Share this blog with others so that we can have a lot of charities to pick from. Plus, others might be inclined to donate to some of these also.
Have A Blessed Day!