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Friday, September 16, 2011

Count your blessings

15/9/11 Ezekiel 38-39; Psalm 145; Revelation 20

S: Psalm 145:3-5 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendour and your wonderful miracles.

O: It's easy to get discouraged in this world, as it's a fallen world and Satan is active in it. King David certainly had his fair share of depression, as we can read from some of his other psalms.

However, when, like in this psalm, he meditates on God's majestic glorious splendour and miracles, he finds himself exhilarated with exuberant praise.

I am reminded of Philippians 4:8: "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

A: I quote Johnson Oatman, Jr:

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.

Also, tucked into the middle of this passage is the reminder to teach subsequent generations this. God made it very clear that we need to teach our children what the wonderful things God has done in the past.

P: Father, when we feel discouraged, help us to remember your many blessings. Amen.

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