“Count Your Blessings”, what a great song this is. It was written by Johnson Oatman, Jr., and published in 1897.
It has so many great things listed that we worry about almost every day.
Stuff we really don’t need to worry about, because God is in control.
God has a plan for each and every one of us on this great planet. Each one of us has the ability to choose whether or not we follow God’s plan.
But in the end is where it really matters. Because if we chose to follow God’s plan then we will be rewarded with an eternal stay in Heaven.
If you choose not to follow God’s plan, then the consequences of your choices will be an eternal stay in Hell.
When you feel God is not there with you, then count your blessings; because you will see God has been with you the entire time.
God is love and even if you choose not to follow his plan he still loves you. Don’t let people that have “money” intimidate you because in the end money will not matter.
Jesus has promised us his wealth in Heaven. Material things on earth don’t matter you will still be judged in the end and money won’t buy you a ticket into Heaven.
You can be the richest person in the world. But when you die that’s it, you won’t have your money or material things any longer.
I am going to close this post with a joke about Heaven and bringing worldly possessions with you. I cannot wait until the day I can show God my gratitude for allowing me to go to Heaven.
There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.
An angel heard his plea and appeared to him. “Sorry, but you can’t take your wealth with you.” The man begged the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him.
The angel reappeared and informed the man that God had decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars and placed it beside his bed.
Soon afterward, he died and showed up at the gates of heaven to greet St. Peter. St. Peter, seeing the suitcase, said, “Hold on, you can’t bring that in here!”. The man explained to St. Peter that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord.
Sure enough, St. Peter checked it out, came back and said, “You’re right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I’m supposed to check its contents before letting it through.”. St. Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaimed, “You brought pavement?