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Greer is a lover of authentic words and strong coffee. She writes so that her honest stories of real life might bring sisters to wholeness and freedom. Her home is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where she lives with her gallant, school-teaching husband.

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  1. Greer,
    I love this!! Our God is one who does and gives abundantly more than all we can possibly ask or imagine. He overflows with goodness toward us and we don’t receive it. Many times I have wondered why I have not received what I prayed for?? The problem was that I was willing to accept a “tootsie roll” when what God wanted to give me was a “Godiva bar”. I/We are all too willing to settle for less than God’s best and then when He does shower us abundantly we play the roll of the martyr. Like you so wonderfully pointed out, I believe God wants us to delight in the joy and abundant seasons He gives us. Great thought for the day….may I go forth and rejoice in the blessings He has for me today 🙂
    Blessings,
    Bev

      • Bev, I so agree with you. I love your thoughts about accepting a tootsie roll over a godiva bar! It reminds me of C.S. Lewis’ quote: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” Thanks for stopping by!

    • Bev, I so agree with you. I love your thoughts about accepting a tootsie roll over a godiva bar! It reminds me of C.S. Lewis’ quote: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I find your enthusiasm catching and refreshing, and yes, we should be incredibly thankful for the good seasons of our lives!

    I remember a pastor once said “We are almost always either in a storm/trial or coming out of one.”

    We do all go through difficult seasons, but I don’t think that we live there permanently!

    I like to say, “If life was always a storm, the sun would never shine!”

  3. Great words today Greer! I struggle with this exact thing and I can’t help but think it makes our soul’s enemy happy when we believe we are unworthy for the feast. Blessings on your this season! May we find deep joy in them all.

    • Thank you Kelli! I agree completely – our enemy doesn’t want us to enjoy the feast. He would be all to glad if we were to ignore the good and perfect gifts from our Father above.

  4. Thank you for sharing your insight. I think we have always heard the 23rd Psalm at funerals, but it takes on a whole new meaning when read in this light. I will be thankful for my blessings at our Thanksgiving table this year!

  5. Thank you for reminding me that God has prepared a feast for me, & WANTS ME to partake of it. This feast can be food, fellowship, a promise from His Word, & on & on. He loves me & wants me to have the very best. We already celebrated Thanksgiving last month, because we’re Canadian, but it was wonderful just the same. I pray for joy & blessing to all those who will celebrating tomorrow. May God richly bless you in all ways.

  6. Greer, you will never know how much I needed this right now. I feel this way very often. Your beautiful words have spoke to my heart. I am very grateful that God lead me to this at just the right time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ Xoxo

  7. Greer,

    I totally agree! We need to enjoy and savor ALL that the Lord lavishes upon us. I have been through some trials these past few years and it was hard. God graciously brought me out of them and changed things for the better. Now I have a little feast set before me. I plan on enjoying it and praising God for it. Loving my Godiva chocolate, and telling the world about the hope I have in Jesus!

    There are times I have felt unworthy of such lavishness. Watching as others struggle and lack while I have plenty. God gently nudges me. I hear Him saying I gave this to you because I love you–now use this to help others. I use my abundance to assist others, blessing them and myself!

    Blessings 🙂

  8. Greer, thank you so much for this post. Seems like all I gave heard for months is how hard the Christian life is, how full of trial, temptation, and sorrow. Thank you for this sweet reminder that life can be beautiful.