From the Pastor's Desk

Count Your Blessings

Total Praise








Have you ever watched as a child has taken their very ever amount of change and laid it on a counter; placed it on the table or on the floor —- and they count it to the very last penny?.... Each penny is just as important as the nickels and dimes and quarters in their possession... Well, what if we did the same with our blessings? So often we only count the large or noticeable blessings! We only tell about the ones that demonstrate God’s goodness! But each day, if we think about it, is filled with many blessings— some the size of a penny and some the size of a ‘lottery windfall!’ But as the children do— they count their blessings one by one and recognize their richness as we claim what God has done


So today, dig down in your mental pockets and purses and bring out your spiritual change. Then take time to count your blessings—- for waking up, for traveling mercies, for children and partners and spouses, for the rain, for challenges and victories and so much more! Count your many blessings and see what God has done! 


Have a great, blessed and wonderful day!

The song "Total Praise" was ringing loud and clear in my thoughts this morning.... For in this season -- a season of many things--- loss, cold, uncertainty, sacrifice, inconsistency, challenges, violence, joyless days and very dark nights..... the refrain says, "You are the source of my strength, You are the strength of my life--- I lift my hands in total praise to you!"  

This morning and any time we need to, we can lift our hands --- high! Not to lift them in surrender or defeat, but to lift them so as we breathe in, we take in the breath of God and we exhale all that is weighing us down! We can never breathe in deeply the goodness of God if we are simply sitting --- we must stand up on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and reach for the highest high, praising God and shaming the enemy! 

So today, make the promise to praise the Lord, no matter what--- for the Word says, 'Let everything that has breath, Praise the Lord! Praise Ye the Lord!"

Have a great, blessed and wonderful day!

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