Heaven's View Baptist Church
A Church For "The City Under The Stars"


Posted by  Secretary  Aug 28, 2016


Have you took time today to count your blessings? We often speak of God's blessings on our life and sing about them, but do we really give much thought to where blessings come from?

In the seventeenth verse of James, Chapter 1, we find that " Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." So in this verse we find that it is God Himself who gives blessings to each of us. We also see that God only gives good gifts and that every perfect gift only comes from God Himself. There is no other source of perfection than from the Lord above.

So does this mean that no matter how we live our life we have God's blessings on us? Absolutely not! In Psalm 1:1, God's word says, " Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." You see, James tells us in Chapter 4, verse 17, if we know to do good and do it not it is sin. And we know that sin is always judged by God. In the above Psalm we can find a brief list of things that will take us out from under God's blessings.

I am so thankful that God's Word encourages us by uplifting text and by warning us of spiritual dangers.