Enjoy God's Freedom: Count Your Blessings!

A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him

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Today's Scripture
"Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds. Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the LORD." Psalm 105:1-3 NLT

Thoughts for Today
Problems and strife and turmoil. Everywhere. Around the world. In our country. In our community. In our homes. In us.

Our focus is naturally drawn to all these negative things. We worry. We get angry. We get frustrated. And if we leave our focus there ... we lose hope.

And so we need to change our focus. To our loving heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally and cares about everything that concerns us. To Jesus, who gave his life that we might have the hope of eternity with him.

God is greater than any problem or circumstance.

Consider this ...
Count Your Blessings, an old hymn by Johnson Oatman, Jr., calls us to "Count your many blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessings. See what God hath done."

And that's exactly what we need to do. Every day. And even more when we are sad or depressed. We need to change our focus ... to thank the Lord and tell of his greatness. To let the whole world know what he has done. To sing praises to him. To worship him and rejoice.

When you do this, your circumstances might not change ... but you will.

Prayer
Lord, thank you so much for all that you have done in my life. Help me to focus on all those wonderful deeds ... and on your love and your greatness. And doing this, help me to rest in you ... even in these present circumstances. I thank you that your love never fails. In Jesus' name ...


These thoughts were drawn from ...


A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him
by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.



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