LAND AND GOLD…
I realised this year , my journey with God has been so awesome 👏, I am grateful that I had so much in-dept knowledge about him more than ever before , Thanks to the love 💖 of my life , he motivated me so much to know who God was and to totally depend on him , since I have been on my journey, God has not failed for a second.
When I woke up this morning to have my personal quiet time with God , this song came to my head and found myself humming it , so I picked my laptop 💻 and googled the whole lyric as I was only familiar with the first verse and chorus. This song took me back to my high school days in Nigeria where we all sing from the song of praise every morning before we go to our respective classes 😄😄😄😄.Its a must everyone must own their song of praise book then , and if u don’t have , that’s another trouble with the school authority! Between, that will be another story for another day loves .
Let me continue with my gist for today , I went through the whole lyrics and found these ;
When upon life’s billows you are,
Tempest -tossed when you are,
Discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the lord has done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done ! Count your blessings, name them one by one , and it will surprise you what the lord has done .
Are you ever burdened with a load of care, Does the cross seem heavy ? You are called bear! Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly, and you keep saying as the days go by .
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold;
Count your blessings *money cannot buy (wealth can never be buy)
Your reward is in heaven , nor your home on high .
So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all; count your many blessings, angels will attend ,
Help and comfort give you to your journey ‘s end .
After going through the lyrics of the song, Verse 3 stood out the most, and it carried a timely message for us all and what I got from it is , We measure our success based on our lands and Gold , which is only natural , I understand we live in a consumerist world where people tend to judge others on their possession rather than who they are, this is so sad and it is because we are ignorant of some things . Social media as well is not helping either , it makes you feel sometimes among your circle of friends and family that you are the only one falling .
What this does is , it helps us to magnify the things we don’t have , and it undermine every other good things that we have and what is Working for us! We fail to understand that God has blessed us with things money cannot buy like Family, good friends, health , Life and so much more…
We should learn to look at the big picture outside the box sometimes and switch roles and see how God has been good to us . The truth is our life is not defined by what we have, even when we don’t have a lot ” – Luke 12:15.
I hope this help and minister to someone as it has to me this morning. This weekend , I want you to think , Work on it and see how grateful you will be . Stay Blessed.
Till my next post , Stay Grateful and have a fantastic weekend!LB.