It doesn’t matter how rich or poor our life seems to be, we must seek God and thank Him for our blessings. We have all had a pretty traumatic year – a death of loved ones, a loss of jobs, or moving into new situations. But there comes a time when you just have to stop and thank your lucky stars for your blessings. This is God’s plans for your life.
I watch the sun creep through the pine trees as it melts away the early morning frost. The winter cold reaches deep into our souls as we try to explain the trials and tribulations of the past twelve months. God has a way to keep our humbleness intact. Christmas may begin with a little morning music, last-minute wrapping, or perhaps church. But ultimately, give God the praise He so richly deserves on this beautiful season!
Sit quietly, maybe with a cup of coffee, reach deep into your heart and realize it’s time to count your blessings, not your problems. This was my dad’s favorite saying at Christmastime. Now, late in life, I understand the meaning of his wise words. It’s an awesome God we serve!
And so, this morning, I want to begin by thanking our Father for my health first, and then my skilled hands to write His messages. He blessed me with the gift of helping you to know and understand His word a little better. This is a miracle in my life. I thank God for all the wonderful people who entered my life, such as you, my friends. I hope I touched your life by reinforcing the promise of God’s love for you. I could never imagine He, alone, could make this happen to me. Along with my beloved wife, we have tried to brighten your world with His promises.
The Christmas message I bring to you this morning is monetary riches mean nothing without God being placed first in your life. Otherwise, you’ll stagger like the inebriated trying to exist in a fallen world. If you place Him first, in everything in your life, watch the blessings sprinkle down. I speak from experience. It will not be free of bumpy roads, but it will be the “yellow brick road” God desires for you. At the end of the day, lay your head on the pillow and count your blessings.
Merry Christmas and have a blessed day!