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Appreciating What God Has Given

Appreciating what God has given

God Has Blessed Me

On Sundays, I like to take time to appreciate what my blessings from God. If I don’t pause for a moment to take in the love and grace that he surrounds me with, then I would be on the cusp of losing it all.

That’s one thing I never want to do, take anything that God has given me for granted. He gave me a beautiful wife and daughter, an awesome house and has helped me forge stronger bonds with friends.

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I love my daughter! This is how I get her pumped for school.

Reflection

I’m overly grateful to God. For is the first time ever I can go hours without pain in my back. The past 13 years I’ve struggled with chronic pain from degenerative disk disease in my back.

Three discs are herniated, two in my lower back and one in my mid along with scolioses.

Quite honestly there hasn’t been a minute of my life since the injury that I haven’t felt pain in my back, until I started getting intense chiropractic therapy.

An organization I’ve become involved with recently,  Pain- Free Patriots, gave me a free grant to become pain free. Every veteran that served this great nation is eligible.

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Seven months I have gone to get adjustments, my back stretched ( best feeling in the world) and a micro-current therapy to calm the nerves and muscle in my back.

Results

I was amazed at the results after just a few weeks. Before, it felt like someone was constantly stabbing me between my rib and spine, all day.Now I can go without pain up until the final hours of the day.

The best part about this whole story was that God told me if I volunteered more for my church, he would heal me. I listened to that calm voice in my head and went to help my church every day of the week for a month.

I received a call from one of my friends to meet him and his buddy for a conversation. That’s when I was introduced to the Pain-Free Patriots program. Their facilities were located at a church campus three miles for my house

I had no clue about it beforehand

I was pleasantly surprised to see God’s humor. He placed the answer right in front of my face confirming the faith I placed in him was correct. I’ve let the spirit of God guide me ever since.

One time I was sitting in box seats at a Timberwolves game watching a soldier get honored for his work in the Army, I got jealous. I thought,

‘Why don’t I ever get recognition for the work I’m doing for veterans?’ 

That voice that guides me now said that my time will come. A few weeks later I received a phone call to be honored at a Timberwolves game.

How I knew deep down inside that it would happen has to be God. I know I can’t tell the future, it’s impossible.

Having taking the time to reflect on the positive connection I have with my God, I can honestly say that I’m blessed beyond anything I would have every imagined.

Now that I keep my trust in Him, that he’ll never fail me, my life will always move forward and never become stagnant.

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9 comments on “Appreciating What God Has Given

  1. Wow, I love this post! And I love the message you are expressing here 🙂 God bless!

  2. Such a good message and reminder to us all!

  3. God is good all the time. This is such an inspiring post, keep up the good work. I hope everyone take the time to read this as your message is clear!

  4. Wonderful message beautifully put, thanks for sharing!

  5. I loved reading this post and it’s a great message delivered by you which is a reminder for all . Thanks for sharing

  6. I think it’s so important to really stop and appreciate what or who we have in our lives. Great post!

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