Last weekend I hosted a SURPRISE birthday party for my 17 year old son and a very good friend, Jerry, turning…older (age hidden to protect the innocent–lol). During the weeks of secrecy, preparation and tales, Jerry along with our friend Dave helped move someone from home to home. They worked so hard and late to be a blessing. Jerry texted me a few days after the move asking if our group could hold a special time of honor for Dave at an upcoming event. I said, “Sure!”
Little did Jerry know that at that very time frame, God was busy planning and pulling things and people into place to honor and surprise him just days ahead! My thoughts were "if you only knew!"
Stop thinking God’s blessings are for everyone else. His blessings are for everyone else and
YOU! His abundance is for everyone else and YOU, if you’ll only believe! “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes” (Mark 9:23). It takes faith and the knowing that God will be good to you too if you are also obedient!
I know that when I’m waiting a long time for something to come, change or occur, I’m happier when I’m believing for it than when I’m in discouragement or doubt. And God knows that’s how that works, for He created “hope” too. "Put your hope in God" (Psalm 43:5). I love my surprises!
It was fantastic to surprise Jerry with a party of joy and celebration of his life and who he is. A day after, Jerry said it was "one of his best days ever". God wants to give you your own “best days ever”. He wants to see your face light up and your smile go wide.
God is all about “showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:6). And notice, the translation says “showing love”; believe and expect your prayers to show up in form.
Lord, I thank you in advance for the pleasant surprises you have stored up for me.
Wisdom & encouragement to share with others!
Denise Flynn writes about Singleness, Relationships, Goal Obtainment & the Christian walk. Order