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Count Your Blessings (Psalm 100:4)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!



When I’m worried and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings instead of sheep.
Irving Berlin

Instead of complaining of what you lack, praise God for what you have. When you don’t like the food that is served, think about those people who can barely eat once a day. When you feel tired and lazy of going to work, mind those who are patiently searching for a job. When you start to hate your skin color, feel for those who are suffering from skin diseases. When your ears got irritated because of your mother’s non-stop nagging, imagine those who lost their parents since they were kids. When you want to end your life because of tough challenges you are encountering, be in the shoes of those who are suffering from terminal illnesses.

Count your blessings instead of the misfortunes. Though others might have the things we do not have, there will always be a reason for us to thank God. Regardless of what He provides, rejoice in it.

Paul put it this way, “Not that I am speaking of being in need for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”

Be satisfied with what you have. For everything, give thanks to God and praise Him for all we possess.

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
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