Monday, July 27, 2015

Do You Want God to Bless You? Just Let Him!

I hope that you are having a blessed beginning of your week! It is quite peaceful in my corner of the world, and I have been enjoying myself. Over the weekend, my husband and I got to spend some quality time together going on a date, playing games, and watching "Kid Snippets" (which are from the creators of "Kid History," on Youtube). Also, we turned in a parish registration form on Sunday (so hopefully we'll be "official" soon!), filled out a survey for the new Young Adult group at the parish, and met many wonderful people at a reception that day! I also was blessed to picnic with some out-of-town friends, which was quite lovely. And later today, I'll be visiting with a wonderful woman whom I met this weekend. All in all, a fabulous weekend and beginning of the week. 

It really made me ponder how God always provides. 

We ask Him to provide, we ask Him to bless us, and He does. Sometimes, we may not notice God at work, and sometimes He does not respond to our prayers in the way that we want Him to, but He answers us! God wants to bless us; we need to let Him lavish His love on us. No matter what we've done, and no matter how undeserving we think we are, God desires to be overabundant in His gifts! There was a time, several years back, where I couldn't handle everything that God was sending my way. God, I don't deserve this. Really, it's fine, I'm not good enough for all of this epic awesomeness. My reaction was quite silly; after all, God knows what's best for me, and He desires to send blessings, so shouldn't I just let Him? This holds true for all blessings--the hard, painful sacrifices, and the super amazing fun stuff. God works everything out for the best, and He wants to do amazing work in all of our lives. Even when it's hard. Even when it's painful. Because He brings out amazingly incredible good from every situation. 

And, wouldn't you know, St. Faustina and Jesus even talked about this sort of thing J
"On one occasion, Jesus gave me to know that when I pray for intentions which people are wont to entrust to me, He is always ready to grant His graces, but souls do not always want to accept them:  My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners.  If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy.  For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy.  I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them.  You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept.  In this way you will console My Heart.  Oh, how indifferent are souls to so much goodness, to so many proofs of love!  My Heart drinks only of the ingratitude and forgetfulness of souls living in the world.  They have time for everything, but they have no time to come to Me for graces."

(Notebook I, #367)

Have a wonderful day! 

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