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 people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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