Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Count Your Blessings

I woke up today happy and began to county my blessings. And, I wondered how many of us forget to count ours? How often do we go through our day complaining. Boo, I don't have money, the job I want, the car I deserve, stylish clothes, etc. We complain while sitting in our homes, watching TV powered by electricity, wearing clothing, eating snacks, showering in hot water, adjusting the heater, texting on our cell phones. I think you get the picture. Your blessings don't have to be big to count them, the small ones are just as important.

Did you wake up today?
Do you have at least one outfit to wear?
Did you have at least one blanket last night?
Fresh water?
Something, anything to eat?
Shelter from the rain?
Did the lights turn on when you hit the switch?
Did you have soap and warm water to bathe in?

There are so many people who have less than you. Even if you are living in poverty, there is always someone who has less.

Did you know that 1.5 Million people, just like you and me (Men, women, children, babies) in Haiti are searching for food, shelter and fresh water. 200,000 have already lost their lives. Many of those deaths could have been avoided. Lift them up in prayer, and if you have extra blessings today share with those who have nothing. This could happen here and someday, it could be you in need.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (7)If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: (8)But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

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