Yesterday while waiting in a lobby I visited briefly with the security guard.
When I asked him conversationally how he was his immediate answer was "Blessed and highly favored".
We chatted for a few minutes and he made another quotable statement. He said he was:
"Too blessed to be stressed.
Too annointed to be disappointed".
It is very common to see license plates around here that say things like BLESSED, LVDBYGD, PRAISIN, or variations of the like.
It is very common for someone to discuss openly that they have been praying about something.
I am regularly told to "Have a Blessed Day".
I have been in line at Walmart on at least 2 occasions and had conversations with the person next to me about Jesus Christ.
I think these things stand out to me, not only because I have a very strong faith and love seeing the light of Christ in others, but also because I have lived before in areas where although religion and faith were common interests and seen generally as a high priority by the majority of the population, it was rarely if ever discussed outside of church meetings and activities, and almost never brought up with strangers.
I am still working on building my courage to discuss my faith openly, but I am making progress, and I am learning from those around me who might not even share my ideas on specific doctorine.
Here's a thought: We've all heard the phrase "If you've got it, flaunt it".
Does that have to only mean physical attributes? Shouldn't it apply even more to spiritual attributes?
I'm going to try to keep working on enhancing my spiritual attributes and my confidence to flaunt them. I'll also work harder to see those qualities in others.
That's my rant for the day. I hope it was helpful to you too.