Raise your hand if you want God’s blessing.

Generally when we pray, we ask God to bless us.

As I was reading this verse I had an AH HA moment…

God tells us what we can do to receive his blessing.

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Depend on the Lord;
    trust him, and he will take care of you.
Psalm 37:5


We often admire people who are self sufficient.

I was brought up to be self sufficient.

But…there’s a danger in self sufficiency.

If we’re self sufficient we don’t need other people.

And we may fall into the dangerous mindset of thinking we don’t need God either.

And, if we’re not “needing” God…we probably won’t be trusting him.


If we’re self sufficient….we miss out.

We miss out on God taking care of us.

We miss out on having his guidance and direction.

We miss out on receiving his blessing.

Depend on the Lord;
    trust him, and he will take care of you.
Psalm 37:5


This is a verse with a blessing.

Depend on God…

trust him….

and the result is…

God will take care of us.


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Sometimes I hear friends say, “God’s too busy for me.

They believe he has bigger things to deal with than them and their life and their concerns.

That’s the farthest thing from the truth.

Just look at this verse.


Are you wondering what you’re supposed to do with your life?

Depend on the Lord.  Trust him.

Are you wondering how to please God with your life?

Depend on the Lord.  Trust him.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with people, things, or responsibilities?

Depend on the Lord.  Trust him.


Seems a bit too easy doesn’t it?

In some ways it is.

God doesn’t make things complicated.

He even gives us blessings for leaning on him.


What are you doing to receive God’s blessing?



Missing God's blessing? :: Joy Day! :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net



Today is Joy Day!


I love Joy Day!  It’s the time in the week that we get to look back over our week and count gifts, blessings, and give thanks for both the good and the not-so-good.  And we get to do it together.

There’s a side benefit to counting, too.  We get joy!  🙂

Please join me in looking back over the past week and counting ‘seven.’

I’ll start…

Thank you God for…

  1. the power of prayer.
  2. a dear sweet friend and getting to spend time together after nearly 3 years.
  3. early morning times with You by the lake.
  4. being able to bless my SIL and MIL.
  5. the love and blessing of dear kind friends.
  6. knowing that even when things don’t “look” good…YOU see the whole picture and are working things out for us.
  7. summer.  How wonderful it is after such a vicious cold snowy winter.

Now it’s YOUR turn!!

Join me in counting ‘seven.’
Scroll down to the comment section…Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts….and list your ‘seven.’
I dare you!

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Thank you for stopping by today.
I appreciate you and your sweet comments make my day.


p.s. I know you’re wondering what kind of bird that cutie is.  It’s an Eastern Kingbird.

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  1. Betty Brown says

    Thank God for,1.Two trips to the doctor but James getting to come home.2.After 55 years of smoking James is trying so hard and its been over a week since he has had one.3.Having Friday night to get away from home.4.MY youngest son still working.5.believing that son is gonna go into his work for the Lord and put that first.6.traveling mercies as my middle SON has been on the road taking my granddaughter to her college exposure ball games.7.for loving me even when I can’t love myself.

    • Diane says

      Rejoicing with Betty at God’s goodness in your life this week.
      I’ll be praying for James to keep strong. God will give him the strength.
      God’s love IS amazing and it’s everlasting. May your week be filled with reminders of His love for you. [hugs]

  2. Debbi Saunders says

    I am grateful today for:
    l. That I had a wonderful praise report from someone whom I had been praying for about finances for her son to be able to continue to stay in our school! Prayer answered!
    2. That my son’s friend was able to repair his car air conditioner!!
    3. That God has expanded my ministry here on my street with my neighbors!
    4. For Dear Friends who have continued to faithfully pray for me during this great trial in my life!
    5. My SIL who has been sending me daily scriptures and words of encouragement!’
    6. For answered prayer…’
    7. That a Dear Friend came through her surgery well and everything looks good…

    • Diane says

      I rejoice with you Debbi at God’s goodness and grace in your life. 🙂 You, my friend are becoming a powerful prayer warrior. I love how God is using you in so many ways to encourage and touch the lives of others. Thank you for being in my life too! [hugs]

  3. Rhonda says

    Good morning Diane! I wanted to record my joys this morning as a testimony to His loving faithfulness!
    1. My son who turned 19 this past Friday. He is an answered prayer and He loves the LORD with all of his heart. soul, mind and body.
    2. Sweet times with my husband working on projects together.
    3. My mother, who is battling lymphoma, seems to have turned a corner physically as well as emotionally. It’s good to hear ‘her old self’ in her voice.
    4. Hopefully she will be released from the hospital this week (been there since May 19th).
    5. For a Word from God last week when I was very distressed about Momma.
    6. God’s provision. Always.
    7. The beauty of creation for us to enjoy.

    • Diane says

      I love how you wanted to record your joys as a testimony of God’s loving faithfulness, Rhonda! Though I know you honored God, you blessed me, too! I rejoice with you at God’s goodness in your life and how he’s at work in your mom’s body…bringing her back home. Yay!
      May your week be filled with sweet God moments. [hugs]

  4. Kim says

    I’m playing catch-up again, Diane, so I’m late. I love this post! (Don’t I say that every time? If I don’t, please know that I say it to myself, at least.) Sometimes the most simple concepts are the hardest to apply. Why do we put God in a box? He can do all things! Small..HUGE…and all in between. I’m praying for all sizes of blessings for you and Tim! 🙂

    • Diane says

      You’re so sweet Kim! I know that feeling of being behind….as you may have noticed….I haven’t been by “your house” either. 😉
      Thanks for your kind words and prayers, friend. It’s probably obvious that I’m still working through these things too. 😉 [hugs]


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