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  • One by One

    How abundant are the good things that You have stored up for those who fear You, that You bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in You. Psalm 31:19 Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You for all my blessings. Help me count them one by one. I have so many that it's hard to keep count! Every blessing I have is a gift from You. I'm also blessed by the things I don't have. That’s because Jesus knows best and has my best interest. I trust Him. He knows what I need (in His perfect timing), protects me from what I can't see and what I don’t need (even if I think I need it), and gives to me abundantly at all times. Counting my blessings helps me keep my eyes on Jesus. Every blessing I have is only to point me back to Him, The Giver of all blessings, so that I may worship, enjoy, and glorify Him. Help me to always be thankful for my blessings, but guard me against turning them into idols or the object of my joy and focus. May my worship and adoration be for You, Lord! Blessings come and go, but Jesus is forever. I pray that my joy is rooted in Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). All glory belongs to Him! In Jesus’ Name I pray, amen. Spiritual & Earthly Blessings The Bible tells me that in Christ I've been given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3). Now that's a lot of blessings! To belong to Jesus is the blessing of all blessings, and infinite blessings flow from Him. I am spiritually blessed forever. Not only that, but I am earthly blessed too in countless ways. My family is my most treasured blessing of them all. I really "blessed out" when God planned my family for me, and me for them. Yet, even if I had no family or earthly blessings, I still would be rich and blessed beyond measure. That's because Jesus + nothing = Everything. It is well with my soul. Christians! The Lord is always ready to bless His children. He wants to give us blessings, and He is waiting for us to ask Him in prayer. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, 7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-11). And I believe Him so I'm going to keep asking, seeking, and knocking! And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him (1 John 5:14-15). I trust Him so I'm going to do just that, with confidence! A Content Heart Counting my blessings helps keep me humble, knowing that everything I have in life is a gift and can be taken away at any moment. The Lord has given; the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21). I am to hold my blessings with a loose hand, knowing that Jesus, the Blessed One, holds me securely in His hand. When I continually thank Him, both in times of ease and struggle, abundance and need, it helps me learn to be content (See Phil 4:11-13 below). Contentment is a learned quality, cultivated in the heart over time, through renewing my mind in the truth (Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23), by the power of the Holy Spirit. A content heart is a thankful and praise-filled heart. A content heart guards against pride, which causes me to grumble and complain about my circumstances or look upon others with scoffing, judgment, and contempt. Ultimately, pride leads only to division, turmoil, and ultimately destruction. It's a killer. Humility leads only to contentment, love, and all other virtues. A content heart isn't so miserable in times of need that it loses sight and isn't so intoxicated in times of abundance that it loses balance. To be content is to be hopeful in the Lord, balanced in life, and at peace in my inner being because of the strong rock on which I stand, Jesus Christ. He is the source of all contentment. To be content is to prove that I trust in God’s sovereignty and how He chooses to bestow His gifts on different people, in different measures, at different times. When I rejoice in my own blessings, I'm able to rejoice with others in their blessings too, which may be different or even “better” than my own. God knows what He's doing when He doles out His gifts, talents, and blessings to whoever He pleases, whenever He pleases. Unpopular truth statement alert - Nobody deserves anything good, including myself. It's all up to God with whom He blesses and when He blesses. Who am I to doubt or question His decisions or measure of grace for others? Scripture commands that I rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15). And like all the rest, that command is not burdensome but simply another good way that leads me to joy, peace, and growing in Christ. The Ultimate Blessing May all my blessings ultimately remind me of who Jesus is and what Jesus did for me on the cross. May all the blessings I have point me back to Him. Jesus died on the cross to save me from my sins and rose again from the grave so that I may have eternal life in Him, by grace through faith. The ultimate blessing is to be chosen and loved by God before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4-5). The ultimate blessing is to be given the gift of repentance and faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-9). The ultimate blessing is to have eternal life and live and reign with Jesus forever. Jesus is the most magnificent blessing of all! He is the source of all blessings! "Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done." I will count my blessings one by one, starting and ending with Jesus, my Lord and Savior, the Alpha and the Omega. Piano Hymn, Count Your Blessings Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned that in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26

  • Truly All of Grace

    So then, it does not depend on the person who wants it nor the one who runs, but on God who has mercy. Romans 9:16 Dear Lord, I praise You for giving me a new heart and for gifting me with my faith to believe in Jesus. Nowhere in Scripture does it say anything about "inviting Jesus into your heart." I didn’t invite Jesus into my heart, rather He gave me a new heart. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26). Salvation is truly all a gift by Your grace. It wasn’t like I was ‘more spiritual’ or wise enough to believe in Jesus and choose eternal life, for then I would have something to boast about within myself. Rather, repentance and faith are gifts because YOU chose me and loved me before the foundation of the world, according to the purpose of Your will, to the praise of Your glorious grace (Eph 1:4-5, 1:11-12, Eph 2:8-9, 2 Tim 1:9, John 6:44, John 15:16, Galatians 1:15, Rom 8:28-30, Rom 9:16, Mat 22:14, Acts 13:48, Rev 13:8, Jeremiah 1:5). I am not saved because of anything I did or because of any merit in myself, but I am saved because of who You are. You are good, kind, and rich in mercy. So then, it does not depend on the person who wants it nor the one who runs, but on God who has mercy (Romans 9:16). You had compassion on me. You looked down upon me with mercy, and you gifted me with my faith in Jesus. AMEN! "The greatest act of mercy God performs is giving the gift of faith." ~ RC Sproul Lord, I praise You for your mercy. I praise You for all that You are. You are perfect, holy, just, righteous, loving, merciful, and gracious. Salvation is all by Your grace, and that is oh-so humbling and You are so, so praise-worthy! Not only does Your grace save me, but Your grace sanctifies me, as I renew my mind in the truth of Your Word. Your grace is both a saving and a living grace. As the Holy Spirit does His sanctifying work in my heart and leads me into all truth, help me to delight in You so that You may give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4). Lord, I desire for You to give me more holiness. I certainly can't become more like Jesus in my own strength. Like every other good thing, growing in holiness is all by Your grace. More Holiness Give Me More holiness give me, More strivings within, More patience in suffering, More sorrow for sin, More faith in my Savior, More sense of His care, More joy in His service, More purpose in prayer More gratitude give me, More trust in the Lord, More pride in His glory, More hope in His Word, More tears for His sorrows, More pain at His grief, More meekness in trial, More praise for relief. More purity give me, More strength to overcome, More freedom from earth-stains, More longing for Home. More fit for the Kingdom, More used would I be, More blessed and holy – More, Savior, Like Thee. – Author: P.P. Bliss, More Holiness Give Me All glory belongs to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In His Name, I pray, amen. even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. 5 In love He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will, 6 to the praise of His glorious grace, with which He has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:4-6 Hey Guys, So a new thing I'm doing is playing hymns on the piano. I started posting on YouTube a few days ago and connected it to my website here. If you ever feel like listening, feel free to visit my Music Page or subscribe to my YouTube Channel. So far I have one subscriber lol. Let's go for two! So I recorded this hymn on the piano to go with the above devotion: More Holiness Give Me. (This is the first time I'm doing this so hopefully that link takes you right to that piano video on my website). Otherwise, you can just go to my Music Page if you feel so inclined. There's not too much posted as of right now, but stay tuned! I've been loving playing hymns. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). The Lord has not been giving me MY desires. He's been planting HIS desires in my heart, and I believe this is one of them...playing hymns on the piano for His glory. I want to be a good steward of the gifts He's given me and use them to point people to Jesus. For me, it's the truth in the lyrics that really makes the melody sing. That's why I love playing them. It's all about the Truth. There's nothing as sweet, loving, and beautiful as Jesus. Maybe one day I will be able to have a decent singing voice too, if the Lord wills! (With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible). Matthew 19:26 I'll also be posting some classical stuff too like Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, etc, and I hope to revisit some Bach too because I just learned that Bach was a follower of Jesus. I love that Bach will be playing piano for eternity! Ok, I can just keep rambling and typing away so I'm gonna go now :) You know how I can get haha. Love, Jenna

  • 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Dear Lord, It is so sweet to trust in Jesus. Help me to take You at Your Word and rest upon Your promise of eternal life as I go about my day today. Help me to remember the amazing news of the Gospel throughout my day. Help me to set my mind on things above where Christ is seated, not on earthly things (Col 3:1-2). Help me to keep an eternal perspective as I do my daily tasks, work heartily for You, and fix my eyes on heaven. When I fix my eyes on heaven, I am fixing my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith (Hebrews 12:2). Help me to live more fully in the moment, as I carry out my day in the light of eternity. Help me to press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14) and to not get so caught up in the worldly cares that can so easily entangle me. Help me to see my sins, confess them and repent of them, and trust in Jesus. Help me to bring You glory in all that I do, say, and think. Give me the grace to be humble, gentle, and loving, like Jesus. I praise You for my faith in Jesus. He is precious. He is my Supreme Treasure, my Savior, Lord, and Friend. He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that He has made (Psalm 145:8-9). I have nothing to fear, past, present, or future because Jesus will be with me to the end and throughout all eternity. God loved me so much that He sent His beloved Son Jesus to die on the cross and save me from my sins and the eternal wrath to come. In three days, Jesus Christ rose again from the grave so that by grace through faith in Him, I may live forever in Him. AMEN! What a joy that truly is! Give me the grace to love Jesus more. Give me the grace to share Jesus more. Give me the grace to praise Jesus more. Give me the grace to rejoice in Jesus more. Give me the grace to trust in Jesus more. Lord, in all things, I need Your grace. All glory belongs to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This I pray in Jesus’ name, amen. 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus Just to take Him at His Word Just to rest upon His promise Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord" Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him How I've proved Him o'er and o'er Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus Oh, for grace to trust Him more I'm so glad I learned to trust Him Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend And I know that He is with me Will be with me to the end Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him How I've proved Him o'er and o'er Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus Oh, for grace to trust Him more – Louisa M.R. Stead Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness 1 John 1:9 I am the Good Shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me. John 10:14

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