God brought me to Romania in a miraculous way. God prepared so many of you readers to partner with me on this journey. God gave me new life spiritually over a decade ago then gave me new physical life a few years ago (after a scare that turned out to be celiac disease). God’s given me wonderful friends and family in the US, Romania, and around the world. God’s brought me into my dream job, etc etc.
And you know what’s awesome? God continues to give me more than I could ever ask or imagine. For instance, this past week I was able to go on what may go down as the most memorable trip ever! A trip to Iceland to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
Here’s a few examples..
We all saw the weather forecast before we went..colder temps and rain almost everyday that we were going to be there. But we were ok with that..we were going to Iceland! But then we get there and we realize..hey, wait. We get a day of sunshine before the rain comes. Woot!
Then the next day comes, oh sweet. Another day of sunshine and then that rain will for sure be here.
But you know what? The rain never came. All week. I should take that back because at one point, the most light and beautiful rain sprinkled on our car as we were driving from one majestic sight to the other. And it was perfect. A friend pointed out just how perfect the light rain was in that moment and we all just marveled at God.
Isn’t He wonderful? As the days went on in our trip, we realized with greater depth just how much of a blessing this trip was to all of us and how God loves us all so much. One blessing after another after another.
I readily found gluten free and dairy free food. I mean.. I was overjoyed at a vegan restaurant on the first day. Then vegan cheese and gluten free bread to make sandwiches..golden. Then a few days later I could have gravy on mashed potatoes from a restaurant..?!! And then I could have a gluten free cone with dairy free ice cream inside..what?!?
I’m telling you, blessing after blessing.
And I haven't even mentioned getting to see parts of God's creation that I've never seen before..craters, glaciers, waterfalls (and even getting to walk behind a waterfall), hiking to a geothermal river where we got to swim and be refreshed, geysirs, hanging out with dear friends and just being together.
Even on my way to the airport, I received a message that was an even greater blessing to me. Something that I hadn’t even asked for, but God knew that I would be blessed by.
We know these things, right? That God, our Heavenly Father, knows how to give good gifts and delights to give them to His children (Matthew 7:9-12). But man, after a week of IMMEASURABLE and out of this world kind of blessings, the only thing I can do is share about it!
May we continue to be open to the gifts that God desires to give us. Notice His handprints and His gifts. Acknowledge Him and share with others what He’s given you- eternal life and earthly blessings galore.