Across the Preacher's Desk: Count Your Many Blessings

March 26, 2020 - My grandfather had many songs that he loved to sing. His favorite song however was “Count Your Blessings”. In times like these, that is perhaps hard for many to do, and yet, even with all that is taking place in our world right now, we still have much to be thankful for. We still need to pause and count our blessings.

Sometimes, it is so easy to be negative. It is easy to focus on our problems. When you see advertisements on television or in magazines, they always emphasize what we do not have. The purpose and design of those ads is to make what we have look out of date and shoddy. Folks, if we dwell on what we do not have, if we live among the negatives, we will never be happy.

Even in the midst of this global pandemic and economic uncertainty, we should focus on our blessings. Things such as family and friends. Good friends who make life better. Good friends and close family that enrich our lives. Family to share the good times with and to share the sorrows of life with.

Yet, most importantly, we should count our Spiritual Blessings. We should be thankful for Jesus, who came to this earth and took on the fashion of a man. Jesus who shed his blood to cleanse us from sin. Through obedience to the will of God, we become children of God.

Just as much as Abraham, David or Daniel. We have the privilege of prayer and the promise of a home in heaven if faithful to God we live our lives. Don’t focus on your problems, count your blessings.

It’s something to think about…..tbp

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