This Life Is Full of Blessing – A Poem

It’s Thankful Thursday once again (and I continue to be thankful to Ann for the idea!) I’ve been doing acrostic poems for a while, but decided I wanted to do something different this week. Instead of limited the length of my poem by the number of letters in an acrostic word or phrase, I wanted to focus on the idea that this life that God has given me is so full of blessing and just see where it took me. Although I’ve certainly known heartache and struggle in my life, on the whole the Lord has given me a life worth being thankful for.

This Life Is Full of Blessing

This life is full of blessing
You have offered more
I have a lovely dwelling
And family I adore

This life is full of blessing
Delicious foods to eat
Trees and flowers growing
Their beauty is so sweet

This life is full of blessing
More than I really need
Love and peace abounding
It’s time to plant a seed

This life is full of blessing
Enough for me to share
With those who have nothing
To let them know You care

This life is full of blessing
Freedom in Your grace
My soul is ever soaring
I wait to see Your face

This life is full of blessing
To You I give my praise
For the gift of life everlasting
I’ll savor endless days

Eternal life is the best blessing
To dwell with You on high
With all the saints worshipping
As Your feast draws nigh

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Luke 14:12-15 (NIV).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


11 Responses

    • Rea, You made me smile to find all your comments when I logged on this morning. 🙂 You are one of God’s blessings in this life, too. Peace, Linda

  1. I cried about your poem on Idylls and now I’m here crying too. What’s up with that? There was something again about you not wanting to be limited in your thankfulness, that was so pure and sweet and got me boohooing. I’m so thankful for Him too, Linda. And for the blessing He has made you in all our lives.

  2. Thank you, Linda.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this poem. We have lots to be thankful for even though we don’t always name them. Thanks for these wonderful reminders.

    Thanks for allowing me to encourage you in this direction to the glory of His name.

    Blessings to you and yours, Linda. May He continue to give you words of wisdom to share with us.


    • Ann, I’m glad you liked this poem. We do have so much to be thankful for and I have enjoyed having a reason to focus on what I am thankful for. Peace, Linda

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. I love poetry, especially poetry that glorifies God! I will check out your poems, too. By the way, my son would love your Gravatar. Peace, Linda

    • Claudia, Thanks for stopping by and leaving such an encouraging comment. We do have much to be thankful for, and life is much more enjoyable when we focus on the blessings instead of the trials. Peace, Linda

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