Jesus lives in the pain.
Having a posture of gratitude changes the way we see every aspect of life. Counting blessings – counting to ten when we are feeling pressure – not only relieves pressure it re-centers our heart, our mind and our Spirit. What happens, to some, is a total reconnection with God. What’s happened is we have lost sight of Jesus Christ and counting blessings clears our vision and opens space for Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to soften our hearts.
Stress kills – blessings create life.
Do we need to hear these things over and over and over? Do we need to continually turn to a teacher (Pastor) for direction or do we need to meet with one another in His name?
Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. ~ 1 John 2:24-27 NKJB
We simply need to remember who is in charge of our lives. We need to turn to our Lord, our Savior, our God and the Holy Spirit for guidance. Turning our will over to God means counting blessings instead of breathes. It means we turn to the real source of strength and power to fall on our knees to listen for the still small voice.
Either the Gospel is divine inspiration, the Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.