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Too Blessed



Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
—Psalm 107:8

On my daily commute to and from the office, I have plenty of time for reading—bumper stickers
on cars, that is. Some are surly, others clever, and still others downright distasteful.
One bumper sticker I saw recently, however, gently challenged my heart about the way
I often engage life. The sticker simply said,
“Too blessed to complain.”

I must confess that I felt convicted as I pondered those words.
Too often I find myself lamenting moments in life that don’t go my way,
rather than focusing on the wonderful gifts my heavenly Father has given me.
Reading that simple message that day brought me a renewed commitment to be more
actively and intentionally grateful because my God has been good to me
in more ways than I could ever count.

Psalm 107 is a song that seeks to rectify thankless thinking.
The psalmist (who many think was King David) makes a plea to hearts grown cold
with ingratitude, repeating four times, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord
for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (vv.8,15,21,31).
Even in the worst of times, we have much to be thankful for.
May we learn to thank God for His goodness to us!

—Bill Crowder


Count your blessings—name them one by one;
Count your blessings—see what God hath done;
Count your blessings—name them one by one;
Count your many blessings—see what God hath done.
—Oatman

We don’t need more to be thankful for,
we just need to be more thankful.





Just Think


Just think, you’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else—you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.
He has allowed you to be here at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.
 
The Just Think message is based upon three main Bible passages.
They are as follows:

1. Just think, you’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing.
His hand formed you and made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else—you are one of a kind.

Psalm 139:13-15 NLT,
“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and
knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.”

2. You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you.

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you,
always having all sufficiency in all things,
may have an abundance for every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV

3. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history
to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.

Acts 13:36 KJV, “For David…served his own generation by the will of God…”

Roy Lessin





Blessings


Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already
have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

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Assurance


You will never meet a fear that Jesus has not conquered;
you will never face an enemy that Jesus has not defeated;
you will never have a need that Jesus cannot meet;
you will never face a temptation that Jesus cannot overcome;
you will never have a burden that Jesus cannot lift;
you will never face a problem that Jesus cannot solve;
you will never have a wound that Jesus cannot heal;
you will never know a bondage that Jesus cannot break;
you will never know a circumstance when Jesus is not sufficient;
you will never experience a moment when Jesus does not care.

Roy Lessin

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12:2 KJV





Just a whisper for you ...


I’m thinking of you, wherever you are, and wondering what it will hold.
And I just want to whisper that you’re loved by the One
who will hold you no matter what comes.

Yes, He sees you, knows you, understands every detail.

He delights in who you are, in what you do—even the things you think no one notices.

Your life has a purpose.
You matter so much.
You are on your way to good things ahead.
And today is the next step.
So take a deep breath and move ahead, my friend.
I’m so grateful to walk with you too.

Holley Gerth

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