Drinking From My Saucer

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our 89th years old missionary friend, C.W. Callaway sent us this e-mail taken from his devotional: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17 

There may be times we feel we are not blessed, times when our troubles surround us. 
When we feel that way we should take a good look around us, 
for then we will see many others who have much less then we do

So counting our blessing should be a daily event. 
Now It is important to remember that our many blessings are from our Heavenly Father. Therefore we should count our many blessings and thank Him for them daily

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20 ) Now the following words sums this up much better then I could! They are the written words of an old song. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do. 

DRINKING FROM MY SAUCER a song written by: Michael Combs 

I've never made a fortune and its probably too late now,

But I don't worry about that much I'm happy anyhow. 
And as I go along life's way I'm reaping better than I sow. 
I'm drinking from my saucer 'Cause my cup has overflowed! 

Haven't got a lot of riches and sometimes the going's tough, 
But I've got loving ones around me and that makes me rich enough. 
I thank God for His blessings and the mercies He's bestowed. 
I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed! 

Oh, I remember times when things went wrong and my faith wore somewhat thin. 
But all at once the dark clouds broke And sun peeped through again. 
So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I've hoed. 
I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed! 

If God gives me strength and courage When the way grows steep and rough, 
I'll not ask for other blessings I'm already blessed enough. 
And may I never be too busy to help others bear their loads, 
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has overflowed! 

"Thanks be to God for His wonderful gifts; for through Him all blessings flow." 
2 Corinthians 9:15