The Glass is Half Full

There are two ways to approach life. We have all heard the saying before: is the glass half full or half empty? The saying implies the question: are you optimistic or pessimistic? So I would
like to ask about your outlook on life today. It is no secret that some people are alone and feel
as though they have no one. Conversely, there are some at home with the family feeling as
though no one gets along anymore.

Although it is not November and we are not cooking turkey, there is no greater time to be
thankful. I am here to say that as followers of Christ, we lead as an example to the world in
attitude. Your perception of life is so valuable during challenging times. Now is the time to give
thanks and count your blessings in life.
● I am blessed to be alive today. It is your breath in my lungs, Lord.
○ This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms

● I am blessed for all that I have in my life. I am not concerned about what I do not have in
○ In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
○ Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am in, to
be content. (Philipians 4:11)

● I am blessed that I am part of the Desert Chapel family. I have others praying for my
○ I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions
among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. (1 Corinthians

● I am blessed that I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Christ is my passover
sacrifice. My debt has been paid. “It is finished.”
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:15)

Make a decision to count your blessings this week. Remember all the good Christ has done in
your life. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father
of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)

- Pastor Jon

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