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1/27/2008 ~ Count your Blessings


Focus more on the positive than the negative.
Glass is half FULL OVE  
rather than half EMPTY.
                       DESPAIR

... 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


BE:
THANKFUL

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


2. FAMILY                                       

... 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

3. WIFE                                           

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.
↙                    ↓                    ↘

... 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

THANKFUL & FAITHFUL FOR YOUR HOPE

To grasp Hope or to Not hold Hope?



 

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