Friday, February 21, 2014

Life's Little Spots~





"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits." -Psalm 103:2


As a minister was addressing a group of men, he took a large piece of paper and made a black spot in the center of it with a marking pen. Then he held the paper up before the group and asked them what they saw. One person quickly replied, "I see a black mark."

"Right," the preacher replied. "What else do you see?" Complete silence prevailed. "Don't you see anything other than the black spot?" he asked. A chorus of "No" came from the audience. "I'm surprised," the speaker commented. "You have overlooked the most important thing of all--the sheet of paper."

Then he made the application. In life we are often distracted by small disappointments, and we forget the innumerable blessings we receive from the Lord. But, like the sheet of paper, the good things in life are overwhelmed by the adversities that monopolize our attention. 
(Author Unknown)

Rather than concentrating on the trials of life, we should fix our attention on its blessings. Let us say with the psalmist, "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits" (Psalm 68:19).

If we keep praising Him, we won't be distracted by life's little "spots."

4 comments:

blushing rose said...

Hammer that one home! Love the preachers words ... bless him. TTFN ~ Marydon

Domestic Goddess said...

I love it. I get sad at church when they ask for joys and no one raises their hand. But when it is time for the concerns all hands are up. I feel that if more people saw the joys of life there would be less concerns!

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Carrie, This is a great picture of what we focus on is what we will see. I am always looking to see God's hand in everything! It does take a sharp eye to see what God is doing! I hope you are doing really well!
Going to see my other four grandchildren next month, with a new one on the way.
Blessings, and a big Hug!Roxy

Carolyn said...

Amen! So very true!

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