Saturday, September 15, 2012

Spoiling Under the Family Tree

Having a place to go -- is a home. Having someone to love -- is a family. Having both -- is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges 


I have been totally spoiled this week. I was with my parents in Pennsylvania. Spoiled with bug cake (childhood name for Raisin Spice), a special Tuscan salad (my new favorite), a gift on my bed (including a new crystal goblet for my collection), birthday gifts, meals in special places, and a sweet sister who moved across town to stay with me so we wouldn't miss a minute of chat-time. We snickered, belly laughed and, while I'd like to say Melodie did most of the talking, I think I have to admit she did her fair share of listening, too. She sacrificed a day of work so we could be together and celebrate my mother's birthday. Mom made time for the two of us and Daddy waited for hours at one shopping place after another. I bear the Cessna name and I am proud; proud and spoiled.

And in the same way, my Heavenly Father spoils me.

I pull up to God's table and partake of His food: Thy words are found, and I did eat them, and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart (Jeremiah 15:16).

God showers me with gifts of joy, peace and hope: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

God listens to my needs, concerns and plans: In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears (Psalm 18:6).

I'm proud to bear the name of God: [S]he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name (Acts 9:15).

God spoils me because He loves me: You are precious to me...I love you and give you honor (Isaiah 43:4).

My week was just what I needed. I may be tired physically but my heart is full. And tomorrow, as I worship with the family of God, I'll be praising God for spoiling me.

34 comments:

Jedidja said...

Thank you, this is a post I read with a smile. God is so good.

Linda said...

An uplifting post with precious scripture promises. Blessings, Pamela.

Linda said...

What a beautiful week! Thank you for sharing your spoiling...and for the reminders that we are all spoiled as children of God!

Rebecca said...

Spoiled we are! I'm so happy for your time of refreshing, Pamela. And I sure hope you'll share the recipe for your new favorite salad!

Just Be Real said...

Pamela thank you for an encouraging up lift this morning. Blessings.

Katharine said...

Sound s like a lovely time!Thank you for the reminder of our Good God!

Lauren said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for posting this, it's lovely to think on how much God has blessed us.

Joy said...

Thanks Pamela for this post! God really really loves us alot! God bless ya :D

joy said...

What a wondergul post Pamela. Being with family is always the best time ever and with God it is perfect:)

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love this...loved that you felt so spoiled. Bug cake...that's a great name...Wishing you a great week

Denise said...

Enjoyed this post. You deserved to be spoiled.

Shoregirl said...

Happy Birthday Pam --- you deserve a week of spoiling! Glad you got to spend time with your parents and sister!

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

Sounds like a wonderful time of refreshment! Love the scripture at the end!

Ruth said...

So happy for the great time you had with family. I could feel the warmth...We are all spoiled by our heavenly Father.He is good. One day we get to experience his love, in his house and with all our brothers and sisters who we just haven't met yet. Glad we'll have new bodies to take it all in. Blessings, Pamela.

Carol said...

You have a splendid list of gifts from God. It is good to be reminded of Gpd's love threaded throughout the Bible.Thank-you for visiting my new site!

LeAnn said...

Just a very lovely post filled with love of family and God. I always feel uplifted when I visit your blog.
I too know that God has spoiled me and I am so grateful for His many blessings.
I can tell that you enjoyed those sweet family moments. I didn't have a sister; so my daughters help on that one. My mother has passed away. Just keep on enjoying your Mother and siblings.
Blessings and hugs!

Gina said...

There's nothing wrong with being spoiled every now & again. I'm glad you enjoyed your week!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a lovely posting.... I could feel the joy and warmth of all those special things that have been done 'just for you'!

I really liked the list of ways our Father spoils us too.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

How wonderful! God Bless you all!

RicKaren said...

Lovely post! I so enjoy the spoiling of our Heavenly father and "spoiling" my own family just a teeny bit as well! I was born after 2 miscarriages and a brother who lived only 2 hours, so have been accused many times of being spoiled....that's okay as long as it's a healthy spoiling! ;)

Maple Lane said...

What a wonderful time with family. I appreciate you sharing these verses. Have a good evening.

Susy said...

You truly are blessed ~ I love how you related it all to the Fathers love for us. Beautiful.

Ashley Ditto said...

What a beautiful post Pamela!

Judith said...

I loved your comparison of how your parents spoiled you and God's love for you.

Cathy said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with your family. Thanks for sharing God's Word. Blessings ~

Denise said...

What a beautiful tribute to the love of God and family! Sounds like you had a perfect gathering; love the scripture reference!

Blessings and joy,
Denise

Trace4J said...

What a very beautiful post.
Just loved.
Have a wonderful new day in HIM.
Husg Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

My Life as a Mom said...

I love these passages reminding me of how I am loved and spoiled by my Father. Thanks for this! www.toshowthemjesus.com

NanaNor's said...

Hi,What a wonderful visit you had and so spoiled by those who love you. Love the promises from our Heavenly Father as well. Have a blessed week.
Hugs, Noreen

Karen said...

So Thankful for God's love and for chosen vessels like you who encourage us all.

Marianne said...

What an amazing time you had! It sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Well this was a beautiful post at the start as I read of your fun time with your 'earthly' family but it took on a whole new dimension at the end -- beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Thank God for the lovely time you had; normal is so nice and thoroughly under-rated!

Ken said...

Hi Pamela,
What a wonderful post. It is sure nice to be spoiled and loved by God.

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving a comment. It is nice meeting you.

Blessings,
Ken

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