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I think one of the easiest traps we fall into is taking the blessings of God for granted. We are so blessed in so many ways and yet we often just assume that we have a right to it. We often forget that most of the world is barely struggling to survive.
Let me just put this into perspective. According to the International Programs Center, U.S. Bureau of the Census, the total population of the World, projected to last Friday night at 10:14 PM EDST was 6,359,256,483.
*If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a bed to sleep in you are richer than 4,769,442,362 people in the world. You're in the top 25%. You are blessed.
*If you have any money in the bank, some money in your wallet, or just some spare change in a jar, you are richer than 5,850,515,964 people in the world. You are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. You are blessed.
*If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are better off than five hundred million people in our world today who have experienced those things. You are blessed.
*If you can attend a worship service without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are more blessed than three billion people on this planet. What we're doing right now is illegal for three billion people somewhere in the world. You are blessed.
We forget how blessed we are. Not only are we blessed in material and physical ways, we are blessed by God in spiritual matters, also.
Jesus died so that we could be forgiven from our sins, and he rose again so that we could have a relationship with God when we accept Jesus by faith. So what about the blessing of God that we have because of the resurrection?