30 days of thanks 4

  1. Appreciating my ability to hear.

When I was younger I abused my auditory system, by listening to extremely loud music with and without headphones.

I think about people who are hearing impaired at birth or by other causes except self- inflicted abuse as I was doing and I feel ashamed of how I abused something so precious.

I do not know how much damage I have done to my hearing, but I thank you God for sparing me to be able to hear pretty well or hear what I want to hear per my husband..lol.

While walking to my car after work I experienced a feeling and heard sounds I know I have heard before, but never really listened to them.

The sounds that stood out and grabbed my attention were from some of God’s smaller winged creatures…birds chirping.

I can not ever recall listening to those beautiful bird sounds and envisioning myself stretched out on a blanket surrounded by them as they chirp me into a calm and relaxed state of mind as I did today.

I think God has been allowing me to hear the calming sounds of peacefulness by way of these beautiful creatures, but I refused to listen.

So, why today did I choose to listen to what I heard? Why today did the calm come over me and not Thursday or Friday when I needed it or did I really need it at that time?

Philippians 4:6-7 be anxious for anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; v. 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.

Better yet, perhaps God was helping me shake Satan off before I got home and carried him inside with me. Oh well, only God knows the reasons and that is fine with me.

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