A Most Important Resolution
In Psalm 104:24, we read, “The earth is full of Your possessions.”
“Possessions” means “riches.”
Think of it this way. If you live in a good home, have enough eat and can read, you are a member of a very select group. If you have a good house, food, can read and have a computer, you are among the very elite.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more fortunate than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend church without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are fortunate, more than three billion people in the world can’t.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% in the world.
If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare, even in the United States.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who can’t read at all.
“The most important resolution I ever made and kept was to count my blessings every
day, and not let life’s disappointments get me down” (Dick Clark).
Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center