Sometimes it's good to remember things of the past,
they seem to encourage us in the present.

I never will forget the day I graduated grammar school.
I was so nervous, I could hardly shave.

Once, our biology teacher assigned us to type an essay
on a frog.
It was difficult, but I finally got that frog in the typewriter.

Ps 103:2
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

LIGHT from the WORD.

When life becomes difficult, it is good to remember and
reflect upon all the "benefits" God has given us.

When I was unlovable, God loved me.
When His Holy Word convicted me, He heard my cry and gave mercy.
When I was filthy with sin, He forgave me.
When I was enslaved to sinfulness, He redeemed me with His blood.
When I was ignorant to faith, He helped me study the Bible and learn.
When I lost my way, He turned me back to His paths of righteousness.
When depression engulfed me, His grace was sufficient for my need.
When difficulties suppressed my soul, His presence satisfied me.
When despair clouds over my heart, He gives me hope.

When these wonderful memories flood my heart,
I "bless the Lord" with praise and thanksgiving!

Today, my Christian friend, remember and reflect
upon God's "benefits!"
They will inspire your heart, and bring praises to your lips!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce