Monday, December 22, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today, I want to count the following as my GREATEST blessing of all. While I was still a sinner and deserving of death, God sent His ONLY Son to earth. He left heaven and all of its glory to come to earth. He did not come as a grand and glorious king riding a horse and leading an army. He came to earth as a tiny helpless infant. He was not born in some fancy palace, or the best room in the best hospital, but in an animal stable. He was not wrapped in silk and expensive clothing, but in swaddling cloths. The Creator of the universe had to be fed and have His diaper changed. His sole purpose in coming was to die for my sins. He was to be that perfect sacrifice that took my place on the cross. Because of Him, I know that I will spend eternity with Him in heaven. That is the GREATEST blessing of all!!!

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life ina Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10:9, 10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 10:13 For whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 comment:

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

AWESOME post....what a blessing for us all!