Today’s Blessing

I asked the Lord to help me be aware of the blessings He sends today. He did.

My husband and I were shopping in Walmart. I noticed three fireman who were shopping for groceries for their fire station. Immediately, I was drawn to one of the young men. I felt God’s gentle nudge, so I told my husband, “I’m going to go over and speak to those firemen and give them some bookmarks.

The book is 100 stories of blessings. I could hardly wait to talk with this young man about God and His blessings!

Walking over to the men, I thanked them for their service as firemen, and told them I’d like to give them some bookmarks. The one man smiled after reading the information on the bookmark, and said, “You know, people have blessings every day and are just unaware of them sometimes.” We had a wonderful visit about our Heavenly Father, His blessings, and being aware of being in His presence daily. This fireman loved the Lord and it showed. His words brought me such joy!

One of the reasons this incident made me so happy is because it confirmed what I’ve known for a very long time. One of the ways I can serve the Lord is by writing of His awesome love and sharing the writings with others. I’ve been asking the Lord, “What’s next?” The book was published in June, a heart’s desire of 40+ years fulfilled. (I’d been writing and sharing with family and friends for years, but didn’t have time until I retired to work on a book.) I know there is more to come, but I’m not sure where God is leading. That’s okay, because in conversation with my Father, He confirmed that my calling was not just about writing; I’m called to serve Him and to share His love with others in whatever way He provides.

Today, that fireman and I appreciated the time of being together and in God’s presence. We shared God’s love with each other and I believe we were both blessed.

This afternoon, my husband and I are making a trip to Hobby Lobby. Wonder what the next blessing will be…

Whatever it is, I will be thanking God for His awesome love!





About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.
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3 Responses to Today’s Blessing

  1. Oh, I love your boldness for the Savior! And your enthusiasm for His love and for life is so contagious!


  2. T. R. Noble says:

    So positive and true of God’s amazing connection in our life. 🙂 Thanks for sharing His light!


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