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Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Joel 2:23

23 Be glad, people of Zion,
rejoice in the LORD your God,
for he has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.

24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

25 "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten—
the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm —
my great army that I sent among you.

It is all too easy to get caught up in the frustrations of every day life and neglect to notice the abundance of blessings that God has showered upon. Not the least of blessings is family, and it is important to remember that family extends beyond bloodlines. YOU are my family. My brothers and sisters.

Most of us Sparks are struggling with making good choices for healthy living, but we lack the perseverance of our ancestors who suffered without even shelter sometimes on the promise and faith in an abundant future. If I could learn to bend to God’s will a bit more, my grain stores and wine vats would overflow. Until that day, I am sustained by the faith that my stores and vats will be in abundance in the next life.

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    We are so blessed in so many ways that our little minds cannot even fathom it! I also have found many Sparks that seem more like family everyday. Great post.

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    Amen! And thank you for the reminder that life is good.
    4069 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. This blog was right on point after a great weekend with all but one child. Made the all night drives worth the strain.
    4069 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    Wow another great blog and a great comment from Vic. Thanks for putting things in perspective! Thanks to all my Spark Family for being there!
    4069 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    The family of God is a spiritual family, some of which have gone on ahead and some that are still here on the earth. The spirtual family is a blessing indeed, often more than the physical family; yet, both are a blessing from God. As for abundance, let's remember to place our treasures in heaven, and not on earth, so they will be safe under God's protection. God Bless, Vic.
    4070 days ago
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