Blessings to all

Happy Saturday to you all, and thanks for stopping by.  Blogging is an interesting endeavor, I’ve found; it’s not quite like anything I’ve done before.  I have made a commitment to post every day, and I’ve kept it up for quite some months now, with only one day excepted in 2012, and on that particular day I was sure that I had scheduled a post; evidently I didn’t save it.

When I first began, this was not my intent, but like so many things you try for the first time, your initial plan changes as you learn more about things.  I find that as I sit down to write a post, I usually either try to challenge readers to think about something, or that I try to encourage and comfort.  Since I’ve been doing a fair amount of the former lately, today is time for the latter…

When is it that we are most blessed?  For me it is when I sit down, be still and prayerfully consider all that I have to be thankful for and all that God has done (and is doing) in my life.Inevitably, this leads me to want to serve God and others more than before; it’s a cycle I suppose.

I’m sure that you would agree with me that God has been so good and gracious to all of us; He is loving and just simply awesome.  While I don’t know all of the particulars of how He has blessed you, here is something we can all be blessed by:

Blessed is he
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered. 
Blessed is the man
    whose sin the Lord does not count against him 
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

(Psalm 32:1-2)

It’s probably fair to say that we’ve all sinned and done things that we are not proud of and would prefer to forget; isn’t it awesome that God doesn’t count those transgressions against us because of the atoning work of Christ on the cross?  God has forgiven me, now I must forgive myself. What a cleansing experience; what a relief!

Now, we have been forgiven by God’s grace… what about those who are still living in bondage?  May we all share God’s grace today with someone who needs so desperately what have: God’s loving forgiveness.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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