Thursday, September 22, 2011

Doubly Blessed

Gregory Dickow, in his book "Power To Change Today", says there are 100 references in the Bible to "pain" and 200 references in the Bible to "be healed".

He goes on to say "for every pain there are two healings; for every negative there are two positives; for every sickness there are two remedies; for every mystery there are two answers; for every puzzle there are two solutions; for every sorrow there are two joys; and for every dark hour there are two light hours".

I don't know if all that is true, but it's a good thought to think on this dreary, rainy Thursday. I do believe God blesses us out of abundance and not out of lack. I know after the double grief of losing both my parents a month apart one year ago, God doubly blessed me with my forth beautiful granddaughter.

There are so many ways God has blessed me with His abundance. From two months of dating, my marriage has exploded into 40 years of love and friendship. I've been twice blessed with two daughters and two stepsons; and my first grandchildren came as a double pair (twins). I have a circle of four girlfriends and our
love and support for one another has multiplied over 20 years. I could go on and on but the Word says it best:

"From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another", John 1:16. NIV 


  1. I won his book during one of the blogger's give-away and I truly enjoyed reading Dickow's testimony and his growth in his faith.

    He is the Best Giver of gifts and they always abound. May we just have a contented and receptive hearts to always enjoy what He bestows. You are blessed with His love and those precious relationships around you. So comforting to be reminded that in His hands, we receive our healing! God bless you sister Peggy.

  2. Dear Peggy, I love that idea. It's so inspiring and encouraging! I do believe that God blesses us so richly and gives us grace far beyond our understanding at times.
    I don't know why but when I read this I thought of something my mom said to me "the Lord takes the brokenhearted and puts them in families."

    He heals every hurt and provides abundance where there has only been desolation and emptiness. Have a blessed day and thank you for sharing this!

  3. I do watch Gregory on occasion on TBN. A man of God. Thank you for sharing Peggy.