Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord

“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Job 1:21

I was driving home from my part-time job last night and I was thinking about different issues and problems that I have to take care of in life. Nothing too out of the ordinary, just regular life problems. While I was thinking about what I need to do, a thought popped in my head. I thought to myself, ‘Man, the Lord really hasn’t done nothing out of the ordinary lately in my life’. Now I don’t know if that is a good or bad thought. I wasn’t trying to discredit the Lord for everything He has done in my life. Then I thought that we forget to take time to thank God for what He does for us on a daily basis.

Everything we have, everything we lost, the Lord has been in control. Today, I just want to list some of the ordinary blessings that I receive on a daily basis.

My health and the fact that I have been able to wake up every morning, blessed be the name of the Lord.

My wife and just how great she is. I know that I don’t thank her enough for everything she does for myself or our girls. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

My two beautiful, little girls. The joy and happiness they bring into our lives everyday. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The house the Lord has provided us. It may not be the biggest and fanciest house but it is way better than we deserve. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The car that the we have. It is a reliable car and my favorite thing is that it is good on gas. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Both of the jobs I have to provide for the family, so my wife doesn’t have to work. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The church I attend and have the opportunity to serve in. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The King James Bible that I have the opportunity to read and study. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

My parents and my siblings, the family that I am blessed to be a part of. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Safety and protection every day as we live in a crazy world. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The friends that I have in my life who help and encourage me. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

The food that I am able to eat each day, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Although I feel that my life has been ordinary recently, there is nothing ordinary about the blessings of the Lord. Each day I should be extra thankful for the extraordinary blessings I have from the Lord. Everything I have, I don’t deserve. I could be in a position that may seem worse than I am in now, but the Lord has given me everything I need and more.

Take a moment today and stop and thank God for your life and everything that He has given you.

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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Church, Why Go?

Why should we go to church? Here are a few thoughts that I had, why we should go!

Church. Everyone has their opinions about church. What church is? What constitutes a church? All kinds of opinions about church! As previously stated, multiple times, I believe that Christ started and founded the Baptist church; so unless otherwise stated, when I refer to church, I am referring to a Baptist church.

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Church is one of the most important places we can spend our time at, yet many people avoid it. So why go to church?

It is a requirement to be a good Christian. I know in Hebrews it says “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…” which I do believe that it means assembling together for church. Many people view this as a command, which it is. When I think of it as a command, I see it as something that I have to do or I will be in trouble. That is the wrong reason to go to church. I like to think of it as a requirement. The Bible tells us that Christ died for the church and gave Himself for it, it also tells us that we should be holy because He that has called us is holy (I Peter 1:15-16). If you truly love Christ and want to be like Him, you will follow the requirements that He has laid out in His Word and one of those is going to church. Now just so I am clear, going to church DOES NOT save you. Some people say that you have to go to church to saved, which is a lie. Going to church is part of being a good Christian or becoming a better Christian but doesn’t make you a Christian.

It gives you a reason to serve others. Church is a great place to branch out and learn what it truly means to serve others. I have never been in a church that hasn’t needed help in some area or in some ministry. You are already spending a couple hours there, you might as well make yourself useful and serve others!

It is rewarding to go to church. If you attend church faithfully, you will experience blessings from hearing the singing and the preaching. You will hear instruction on how to life live pleasing to God. If you are involved in serving others, you will find it to be rewarding in being able to make a difference in someone’s life.

It is a refuge from this wicked world. I enjoy that I can go to church and not hear wicked, filthy language being spoken. I enjoy that I can go to church and not hear the worldly music. I enjoy that I can go to church and feel safe from this wicked world. It is a blessing to be surrounded by other believers who are also trying to live and serve God.

So why go to church? It is the best place we can be on Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night! It will help you grow in your spiritual life! It will help you learn to serve others! You will find that when you attend and serve at church, you will be blessed! Church is an oasis in this world, a refuge for the sinner!

I hope that you make the choice to attend church today! Don’t just go to get blessed, but go wanting to be a blessing to others also!

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