God will send you people and things in your life to "cheer you on." We call them blessings but they were once explained to me as God winks.
Sometimes we get so busy doing everyday life that we forget to see him in everything. A lot of people just feel his presence when they are at church on Sundays. I know that was the case for me for a very long time. Before I started to live my life for him every day was exhausting and a routine. Since I have dedicated my life to him again he has sent me some of the most amazing people and things. Even if you don't go through something as drastic as what I went through, I believe we would all live a healthier more exciting life if we chose to recognize the blessings.
The truth is everyone is on a different journey with Christ. Some not even knowing that they are going through one. I sat in a sermon this morning that talked about how big Gods love is for us. I think we often don't get the gravity of that. We think about him in a mythical way more then someone who is there all the time ready to listen. However his love is all over us regardless if we except it yet or not it doesn't take away the fact that Jesus is Lord and he is our creator.
It brings tears to my eyes to think about the people that are in my life now and the role they play in my happiness. He knows what we are going through and has placed individuals in our life to help each circumstance. I would love to take the credit for people in my life and the things that I have but all the glory goes to him. I am a sinner and do not deserve any of the things that I have now but we serve a God that forgives and that LOVES us so much that despite all of that. He wants to see us laugh, and get excited about our journey with him.
He sends us a little wink.