Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. Psalm 68:19
Despite the severe decline in our country, we still are SO blessed to live in America! We truly are rich! We have the gospel…freedom…and so many provisions!
I have been reading a devotional book written by a dear Christian lawyer’s wife. She told the story of herself and her husband having the privilege of visiting the Philipines years ago. As they were walking down the road, she was noticing all the sad looking “homes”…most were huts or lean-tos. She stopped and noticed a woman stomping up and down in a bucket. This dear woman had carried water from a creek in her bucket and THIS is how she was doing her laundry. She did this, not with sadness or a scowl on her face, but a big ‘ole smile!
Many times we feel we have many things to complain and whine about, but do any of us have to carry water and wash our family’s clothes in a bucket? We are LOADED WITH BENEFITS!
And the dear woman using the bucket? Maybe she could smile just because she could walk, or because she had ACCESS to water, or that she had clothes TO wash ….or maybe because Jesus was her Savior!
Many times when we feel ourselves lacking “things”, we have begun to look at others…and have gotten our eyes off the Lord and His benefits. We covet. Sometimes never satisfied.
I daresay all of us have food in our cabinets and refrigerators, but how many times have we looked and said/thought “I don’t see anything I want”, there are those who have to depend on so little to survive…maybe even watch their children starve.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
We may not live in a million $ home. We may not spend $200 on shoes, or $1,000 on a dress, or always have the KIND of food we want, but O my, we are blessed!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.