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New Shoes

Lord how wonderfully you bless the righteous. Your favor wraps around each one and covers them under your canopy of kindness and joy.  Psalm 5:12 PT

Photo courtesy of pixabay.In the middle of our shopping trip, we heard, “Good afternoon, shoppers. We have a special for the next 20 minutes.”

This “Blue Light Special” announcement made me happy. My daughter and I were shopping for shoes for her children. After surveying the prices, we headed for the clearance rack. Two-year-old Elianna walked to this rack, selected a pair of shoes, put them on, and zipped them up. I thought those brown shoes looked like hiking boots and not right for a little girl, but Elianna liked them and would not take them off.

The manager, who had walked to the back of the store where we were, saw boxes stacked up high, Aarao skipping in his new orange tennis shoes, Aliyah dancing with delight in her pink shoes that light up, and Elianna trying on another pair of shoes with big white bows. “Looks like everyone is getting shoes,” he said.   

After a few minutes, an announcement over the intercom interrupted our joyful scene: “Attention shoppers, we have a special for the next twenty minutes. All shoes in the store are buy-one-get-one-half-off.” The warmth of the Lord’s hand rested on us as we received His favor. We walked out with three happy children and four pairs of shoes.

God desires to show us how much He loves us by giving good gifts even when we don’t deserve them. When we step onto God’s path, He blesses us. We might question what we’ve done to deserve the blessing, but the answer is always that we did nothing but accept the gift given to us: Jesus Christ, God’s Son.

Our relationship with God puts us in position to receive all the blessings and favor of our heavenly Father. A large balance is credited to our account in the bank of heaven, waiting for us to exercise our faith to draw upon it.

Draw heavily on God’s resources. Look for His blessing and favor today and respond with thanksgiving.

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Ann Rita Frazier

Ann Rita Frazier grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She is a retired teacher, librarian, writer, and cofounder of Light House Prayer Ministries. Thirty years ago, she made a choice to live a life with God’s influence and direction. From that moment, blessings from God flowed into her life. In her writing, Ann Rita shares testimonies of God’s blessings, even amid losses. Her passion is to see hearts healed and families restored. She is currently writing a devotional book for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, a business, or a dream.


  1. Ann Rita! What a pleasant and thankful post! You made me smile!

  2. What pure joy floods my heart knowing that your wisdom, faith and love can now be experienced by thousands. Meeting you changed my life in marvelous ways! You have touched and changed many lives, Ann Rita. God be with you as you expand your territory to include the world! I love you, Sister??