Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 
Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD (Psalm 150).
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow; praise Him all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heav'nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Thomas Ken 1637-1711, Public Domain

Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends! May His love, joy, and peace fill your hearts as you offer praise to Him. ❤

Hello, November

November is a sense-ational month. Every morning the world takes on a new look, sound, smell, or feel.

In my world, gold, orange, and crimson paint the landscape. Now mind you, I have to search for it. 😊 Distant sounds are louder due to the falling leaves. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves fill the air.  And soft fleece blankets are my new companions.

This month is also a time of harvests, homecomings, and Thanksgiving. A time to spend with family and friends. It is also a time to give thanks for our bountiful blessings whether our baskets are brimming or lacking earthly treasures. The truth is we are blessed if we have Christ.

Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered (Romans 4:7 KJV).

Blessed is a reason to give thanks. Don’t you think?

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103: 2-5 KJV).

Without giving it much thought, what benefits come to mind when reading Psalm 103? How many can you add after thinking about it?

Why not take a moment and count your blessings as Johnson Oatman Jr. encouraged folks to do in 1897?

Count Your Blessings

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;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Johnson Oatman Jr. 1897 Public Domain

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