1/27/2008 ~ Count your Blessings
Focus more on the positive than the negative.
... I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder ... ~ 2nd Peter 3:1
It's good to hear it again. <─┘
┌─> They forgot their cry’s for mercy.
"... you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly
with hunger." ~ Exodus 16:3
└─> Only looked at the immediate.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; ... ~ Psalm 32:11
... the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ... ~ Galatians 5:22
1. LIFE & THE PHYSICAL WORLD
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? ..." ~ Job 38:4-5
"Have you entered the treasury of snow,
Or have you seen the treasury of hail, ..." ~ Job 38:22
Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? ...
~ Job 38:31-33
will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works, ... ~ Psalm 139:14
All enjoy His blessings. <─┐
"... for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good,
and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." ~ Matthew 5:45
... children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
... ~ Psalm 127:3-5
Nothing gives like the pure innocent laughter of a giggling child.
Children's children are the crown of old men, ... ~ Proverbs 17:6
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.
~ Proverbs 18:22
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life ...
~ Ecclesiastes 9:9
4. CHURCH – SPIRITUAL FAMILY
... love one another fervently with a pure heart. ~ 1st Peter 1:22
└─> To stay happy in life.
Indeed we count them blessed who endure. ... ~ James 5:11
5. GOD’S WORD
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105
... born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through
the word of God which lives and abides forever, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:23
└─> Without the Bible we would not have the church.
6. MERCIFUL & LOVING GOD
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. ~ Psalm 116:5
... a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, ...
~ Hebrews 2:17
Where would we be without mercy?
No hope, no brethren, trapped in sin.
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... strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope
and without God in the world. ~ Ephesians 2:11-12
Beauty was and is a gift from God.
To show thanks is to show and to do service to God.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. ... ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11
To grasp Hope or to Not hold Hope?
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