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November 19, 2018, 7:00 AM

SharpRemarks November 19 Sarasota Florida


SharpRemarks

Sarasota, Florida

November the 19th 2018

 

As is the case many times, when preparing a sermon I believe the greatest impact is on me.  So it is only natural preaching from Psalms 103 that I would count my blessings.

 

 At 77 and Approaching 45 years  as a Christian the first blessing has to be a no brainer and that is my Salvation resulting in my relationship with God my creator and Jesus my Savior. 

God has blessed me with his forgiveness and acceptance. HIS  faithfulness and All that goes with it is truly awesome. 

God has blessed me in so many ways in the places HE has allowed me to serve.  The people I have served with and the churches they were a part of.   Everyone was a role model for me to observe and emulate or not.  😊   I have been blessed through them and by them.  I have been forgiven by them and forgave some of them.  I have learned from each and everyone of them. Living and serving in God’s Kingdom has been a journey beyond imagination. 

New Hope Baptist Church.    What a blessing.   This small fellowship of believers is so impressive and inspirational. Their generous hearts and willing hands are truly representative of God’s changing grace.   So few who do so much.  A blessing. 

I truly believe in the spiritual priority of things that God is first, Family second and Church third.   

My family ………….what a blessing.   From the commitment that Pat and I made on the beach in 1973 to Thanksgiving 2018.   What a trip. I have also made a personal promise to God and claimed his promises in scripture.  He has kept his better than I have kept mine.  From the two of us to 23 in our family now and each and everyone a blessing. And more to come.  Carrington is next 😊 What blessings. Each and everyone.

Count your Blessing each and everyone of you.  And a Blessed Thanksgiving to all who read this scribbling.

Now read some real writing.  David’s Blog.  😊

BLESS THE LORD

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. {2} Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; {3} Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; {4} Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; {5} Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. {6} The LORD performs righteous deeds And judgments for all who are oppressed. {7} He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. {8} The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. {9} He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. {10} He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. {11} For as high as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. {12} As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. {13} Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him. {14} For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. {15} As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. {16} When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. {17} But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children, {18} To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them. {19} The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. {20} Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! {21} Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. {22} Bless the LORD, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion; Bless the LORD, O my soul! Psalm 103:1-22 (NASB)

 

Thanksgiving 2018

 

 

 

 

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