Count Your Blessings | Sebastian Demrey & Jimmy Lahaie

I remember singing this hymn as a teenager with very few ‘cares’ and perhaps not really relating to the lyrics as I do now. With so many issues of life staring at us in the face, it is very easy to complain, worry and become hopeless. However, we must remind ourselves constantly that we do have many things to be thankful for. What you have in abundance is someone’s miracle!

 

Count Your Blessings!

When you are tempted to groan in complaint,

Count your blessings.

When you think you should be farther in life than you are,

Count your blessings.

When it seems what you have is small compared to your neighbour’s,

Count your blessings.

When life’s expectations are not met by your standards,

Count your blessings.

When you are surmounted with the cares of this world,

Count your blessings.

When what tomorrow holds fill your mind with worry,

Count your blessings.

Yes, if you can name your blessings,

Go ahead and name them.

Some people don’t have what you have,

What you have is their own answer to prayers,

That’s why you’ve to count your blessings.

If It Gets You Worried, Pray!

If it bothers you and you can’t sleep, pray.

If it makes you fretful and you are so down, pray.

If you don’t know what to do about it, pray.

If you’re indecisive about what to do, pray.

If your mind doesn’t settle even when you think you’ve made the right choice, pray

If you’re at a crossroad, not knowing where to turn, pray

If it seems all hope is lost, pray

If it doesn’t work as you desire, pray

If you’re broken and distraught, pray

If you’re tired of going on, pray

If you feel like giving up, pray

Whatever it may be,

Wherever it may be,

Whoever it is about,

Pray!

What’s In Your Hands?

Our lives are full of needs that we want God to meet. These needs could be healing for ourselves or a loved one, it could even be school admission for ourselves or our kids or it may be that your present need is to meet the ‘one’ so you can finally settle down to start a family. Others may have all the above but need money for the tuition fees, a new job to be able to support the family adequately or even a better accommodation to bring up the children in a more spacious place. The truth is that we all have needs and as our faces are different so also our needs are. 

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Your Life, Your Ministration!

Many a time, we find ourselves wanting to be true ambassadors of Christ and reach out to our world for Jesus Christ. We yearn to preach the gospel, win souls for Christ and get these people to be firmly rooted in the Word of God.

All these things are so good however if all we do is let our talk do the ministration and not our lives then we may face hostility, non-acceptance and closed doors from those we want to reach out to.
Our lives are what many are reading and our attitudes are what most watch. It is for this reason, we should let our lives be the ministration and our talk, the accompaniment.

Your life speaks more than your words!

God help us all!