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“The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow to it,” Proverbs 10:22 (ESV).

At the beginning of the year 2020, my husband, who is the pastor of our local church, felt a strong word from the Lord that our church family was going to receive unique blessings this year.

He shared this with the congregation a few times. We listened and took note, but then COVID-19 hit the world and we put thoughts of blessings far away.

A few months later, a couple in our church announced they were having a baby and everyone started talking about blessings again!

Why did this stir things back up, you ask? Isn’t pregnancy a natural occurrence?

Well, not for this couple of whom I speak!

They were told by a doctor four years ago they would never be able to have a baby.

During COVID-19, Many of us grumbled and complained about our job layoffs and isolation, but the Lord turned that time of isolation into a miracle of blessing for this couple!

This miracle has been wonderful to behold. What an awesome testimony of the Lord’s goodness!

We can certainly say, this couple has experienced the blessing of the Lord this year!

Suddenly, blessings and miracles became very real to us as a congregation!

Especially after this couple’s latest ultrasound where you can obviously see the fetus’s head, body, and hands – this baby is for real! It is not a figment of our imagination - a miracle has surely happened!

Boy, the Lord proved those doctors wrong! Amen!

On top of this blessing, we have witnessed the Lord move in our services mightily.

There has been an increase in members and visitors. An increase in prophecies and testimonies and the Lord is lifting us higher in praise and worship.

We are becoming rich in the blessings of the Lord!

The other day, I began daydreaming of what blessings the Lord might bestow upon me, or my family!

I have all sorts of ideas, both big and small :-)

While at work the other day, something happened, and the Lord caused me to see an error within my work before it became a nightmare, and it spared me great difficulty.

Afterwards, I took a moment and thanked the Lord for helping me.

Then, I stopped in my tracks - realizing right then and there, I had just experienced a blessing of the Lord and almost overlooked it!

Why? Because it was a normal occurrence and I had grown accustomed to the Lord's help!

Immediately, I became aware of all sorts of blessings from the Lord that go unnoticed in my life every day. Such as, protection from harm or injury, a healthy body, a healthy family, a home filled with whatever I need. My job, financial provision, a husband who loves me, my faithful devoted dachshunds… the list goes on and on.

On top of that, let us not forget the wisdom from heaven the Lord gives to all those who seek Him: He answers prayers, offers direction and guidance in the affairs of life, and show