God Has Been Good To Us (9 of 10) by Ken Trivette

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GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO US (9 of 10)
How To Face The Days That Are Ahead (Psalm 23)
Ken Trivette
Psalm 23:5

Outline

I. BLESSINGS THAT ARE ABUNDANT!
A) How Generous the Blessings of the Lord
B) How Gracious the Blessings of the Lord
II. BLESSINGS THAT ARE APPROPRIATED!
A) Our Enrichment
B) Our Enjoyment
III. BLESSINGS THAT ARE APPRECIATED!
A) Overflow in a Thankful Heart
B) Overflow in a Trustful Heart

1. As we look back over our all the days of our life,
we can look at life as being something positive or as
something negative. We can look back with regret or
with rejoicing. It all depends on what we look at.
There are those who see the glass half full and others
who see it half empty. I think of the little rhyme:

Two men looked through bars
One saw mud
The other saw stars.

2. There is the story of the two buckets. One bucket
was an optimist and the other was a pessimist. The
pessimist said as it approached the well, "There has
never been a life as disappointing as mine. I never
come away from the full, but what I return empty
again." The optimist said as it approached the well,
"There has never been a life as happy as mine. I never
come to the well empty, but what I go away full
again."

3. I read the story of two men that went to the same
Church one Sunday morning. One heard the organist miss
a note and winced. He saw a teenager talking when
everyone was supposed to "bow in prayer." He felt the
usher was watching what he put in the offering plate
and it aggravated him. He caught the preacher making a
slip of the tongue five times in the sermon, and as he
walked out he said to himself, "What good it does for
me to come to Church." The other heard the organist
play an arrangement of "A Mighty Fortress" and was
thrilled by the majesty of it. He was moved by a young
girl who gave her testimony and told of how her faith
made a difference in her life. He was glad when they
received an offeri ...


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