BACK AGAIN                                                                                                                                Andy Hollifield 11-14-18

Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

I began to think about something as I sat down to write. I got to thinking about how God just keeps blessing me over and over and over. I am not even close to being worthy of the least of his gifts and blessings, much less of salvation. I have been working on the H.O.P.E. Ministries Shoebox gift project. At times it seems overwhelming but when I really start to think about it, my attitude changes. Instead of being overwhelmed I become over-joyed that the Lord chose to allow me to be in this type of ministry, helping those in their darkest hours of life. I began to think back to how the ministry started and I had no idea what God was going to do with it. I guess you could say I was trying to count my blessings. If the truth be known, I can’t count that high.

While thinking on these things I also began to think about something else. I wonder what God would think if I came back as often to praise him as I do to ask for something. Do you know what would be wonderful? If we went before the throne just to thank God for all those little things we don’t even think about. Wouldn’t it be great to know that we went to God so much to praise him that he would tell the Son and the Holy Ghost; “Well, he’s back again.” What would be even better would be if we went so often before the throne that all of heaven got to looking for us to show up. Picture this in your mind for a minute; What if we went so much that the angels missed us when we didn’t show up on time and said to each other; “I wonder where he is, he’s always here by now?” I know that’s a little outlandish but do you get the point?

If we were as faithful to go and bow in his presence and thank him for what he has done as we are to go back when we want something from him; I wonder what kind of Christian walk we would have. Maybe everyone else does and I just need to do better. I could understand God saying, “Oh my, he is back again already.” But what if it was to praise and he said, “There he is right on time. I knew he would be back again to thank me, he always comes back again.”

That was just a thought I had and I wanted to share it with you. If you need your spirits lifted today, every time a blessing hits your mind, stop and thank God for it. Before you know it, you will go from being overwhelmed to being over joyed. Have a blessed day in the Lord!!!


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