By Uriah J. Fields
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Presented below are three testimonial essays that
reveal what God has done and continues to do in my life.
I declare there is no secret what God can do, especially
for the person who trust Him.
May these essays inspire and encourage you to be
more open than ever before to be blessed abundantly.
Be Blessed by the Experience
Be blessed by the Experience.
This does not mean that you can be blessed by
only some special or delightful experience. It means
that there is a blessing in every experience, be it a
marvelous, ordinary, frivolous or tragic experience.
So when you are involved in an "experience specific,"
be of the same mind as was the Patriarch Jacob, who
after having wrestled with an angel all night informed
the angel, although he was created "lower than the angel,"
that "I will not let you go until you bless me." Resolve to
not let an experience pass until it has blessed you, even
if it is with a blessing deferred. Do not let it be for you a
blessing denied simply because you refused to claim
your blessing. And be sure to watch out for the
serendipitous blessings that are not expected and may
pop up without your advanced knowledge and surprise
you with joy.
I Am Blessed
The salutation and process of my life are expressed in
this three-word affirmation, "I am blessed."
I am blessed is my mantra, acknowledgment that God
favors me and thanksgiving prayer;
I am blessed are words silently and verbally, I express
each day beginning just before I arise from my bed and
continuing throughout the day until I go to sleep;
I am blessed is the response that sometimes I make to a
greeter who ask me,"How are you doing?" as I gleefully
watch him/her perk up;
I am blessed simply and profoundly declare that God is
good to me and that I am aware that all good gifts come
I am blessed oftentimes precedes my enumeration of
specific blessings I have received that include, but are
not limited to, my being alive, food, clothing, shelter,
protection, opportunities, God's presence, the indwelling
of the Spirit within me who guides and empowers me,
hence enabling me to grow, serve, love, enjoy, commune
and live in the present.
I am blessed is my acceptance of my uniqueness and
awareness that the spiritual is greater than the material,
that I am not body, mind and soul but an eternal soul
synergically connected with a temporary body and mind;
I am blessed is my testimony and assurance that God
will provide everything I need according to His riches;
I am blessed expresses my desire that the presence of
God in me blesses the presence of God in others and
the presence of God in others blesses me;
I am blessed denoted my foremost and unwavering
allegiance, not to America or the world, even though I
am a citizen of both realms, but to that eternal realm
sometimes called Heaven.
I am blessed.
Are you blessed?
Let us who acknowledge that we are blessed say so,
bless God, ourselves and each other with the awareness
that we are blessed to be a blessing.
And so it is.
Blessings are everywhere, above me,
beneath me, around me, within me;
I dare not try to count my blessings
because like the grains of sand they
My blessings make me do strange
things, I shout, laugh, and even shed
tears of joy;
To you I say, "Thank you;" I am
thankful to myself; And above all
else I am thankful to God. I am
thankful. I am thankful; I am thankful.
(Taken from "The Saint Troubadour:
Speaking and Singing Truth and Love,"
by Uriah J. Fields. pp. 71, 140 and 350.)
Copyright 2007 & 2016 by Uriah J. Fields