So, again, technically it isn’t Monday. I spent Monday doing some work in the apartment, then had to go several places (the home repair store included). By the time I got home, took my dog for a walk, and had a lite dinner, I was extremely tired and sore and it was still after midnight before I went to bed. And thanks to my dog, I woke up at 5:30!
Sunday evening I attended Golgotha church. It is in far southeastern Donetsk about 25 minutes from my house. It is a nice fellowship of believers and I have enjoyed my visits to this church.
The first sermon was from Ps 103:1-2. “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits”
The preacher shared a story of one of his visits to a homebound believer. This believer has been confined to her home for many years and cannot even leave her apartment. Yet, every time this man visits her home, he finds her in tremendous spirits.
Then he asked how each of us felt, being able to get out and get to the evening service. While we may have struggles, illnesses, etc, we should still find plenty to praise the Lord, just like this woman. The preacher did a fine job helping us see how often we bless the Lord in the good times, but it is during those hard/ tough times, we sometimes forget to thank Him for those as well.
Needless to say, I know I can thank God each and every day. Truly I can Bless His Holy Name.