Thursday, November 20, 2014

Count Your Blessings

It's nearing Thanksgiving, and every one has "giving thanks" on their lips.

This shouldn't be just a once a year occasion.  We are supposed to be thankful for everything the Lord does or gives!

A hymn we sing in church is "Count Your Blessing".  It is a stirring one to say the least, if you stop and read the lyrics!

A story I heard on Joni and Friends (radio show) had to do with a leper, who had no nose, her fingers had fallen away, and her body ravaged by the disease.  While at a service and hearing preaching, she asked to hear the song "Count Your Blessing".

If a woman with such a disease can be thankful in the midst of pain and isolation.....we have no reason not to be!

We have so much, we have a beating heart, air in our lungs, blood flowing, a home, food, family of some sort (whether blood or otherwise), and most of all--the Lord.

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.


When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.


 Lyrics from CyberHymnal

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  1. Thanks for reminding me to be thankful! Love that hymn! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

  2. This is so true, we have so much, yet we still grumble. Thank you for the reminder to be thankful. I think I might make a faithful board and get the children to put a note of thankfulness on it each day. Blessings.


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