Your Day: A Good Beginning and An Awesome Ending

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I like to begin and end my day, talking to God. I have much to praise and thank Him for. The refrain of the song, “Count Your Blessings,” comes to mind:

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings; See what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

When I do this in the morning and at night, it makes me a better person. Every morning I reach over, a few inches from where I am lying, and touch one of my most precious gifts from God, my spouse. At that moment, I thank God for her. When she is not there, I remember how good God has been to me, and I thank Him for blessing me with another day. It is an excellent way to wake up.

I heard a couple of men talking at the gym yesterday. They said we need to be thankful that our good God has given us another day. We should all have a grateful heart and be overwhelmed with praise for our all-knowing, all-powerful, ever-present, always-saving, sustaining, loving, guiding God.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Psalm 100:4

As Paul said, “thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Cor. 9:15).

Jesus gave thanks for food, answered prayer, and the cross.                                 Matthew. 15:35-37; John 11:39; and Luke 22:14-20.

The most incredible days I have ever lived are days I begin by talking, thanking, and praising God. At the close of a day, before I fall asleep at night, I pray. Often, I fall asleep praying. I used to feel guilty about falling asleep in prayer, but now I think, what a fantastic way to close out my day; talking to God.

The first thing and last thing I do is to talk to Him. Sometimes a person, event, problem, upcoming surgery, concern, thought, etc., is on my mind, and I can speak to the Father about it. I cannot do anything more significant than pray. If I need help or guidance, and I always do, I ask God to help me, guide me, and give me wisdom. It is always a good beginning and an awesome ending.

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves serving the Lord and helping people. For many years he pastored in central Florida and Southern Michigan. He and his family traveled extensively performing illusion, puppets, ventriloquism, chalk art, and comedy as a creative way to present the Gospel. When Bill and his family performed, people listened. Bill is a writer and has written several nonfiction Christian books. He has also written a few books for young children. He writes a monthly blog and a newsletter every two weeks. Pastor Bill has been married to his beautiful wife Dottie. for fifty-one years. Their two adult daughters married Godly men and gave them four amazing grandchildren. In 2022 they became great-grandparents. Pastor Bill Fix, known as The People Pastor. has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He is a popular and frequent officiant at weddings, dedications, and funerals. You can personally email him at or visit his Web page at www.people

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