Father, Bless Me Indeed didn’t start out as a book. Rather, it was a personal quest by the author after she failed a critical nursing exam that, had she passed, would have had a huge impact on her family and career. In desperation, she started praying the prayer of Jabez and was impressed to explore what the Scriptures say about God’s blessings. The prayers and thoughts attached to each of the Bible blessings came from her devotional study. There are thoughts like: “Open my eyes that I may see You when my way is darkened with sorrow, anxiety, or pain. Speak to me in Your still, quiet voice when my world is filled with the noise of doubt and discontent.”
The author wants you the reader to understand that, no matter what your circumstances are, you are blessed of God, for God’s blessings are not always tangible. His blessings may come wrapped in feelings of hope, a supportive family, good health, a sense of peace, or the assurance that God is with you. Always remember the promise-laden words of the Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13, NKJV).
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Gladys Ogoti is a registered nurse at Kindred Hospital, Tampa, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, in 2016, and enjoys studying and sharing about healthy marriages and other relationships. She encourages readers in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”