I don’t believe in asking God for anything. If I am worthy, He will give it to me. I think we should earn his blessings I have never believed in mannats.
Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it’s not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.
Most times, your blessings are also your curses. And for me, I have this ability to express myself so clearly with pen and paper, but when it comes to expressing myself verbally, I put up a big wall.
The gods, as they are beneficent, if they find anyone who is healthy and whole and unscarred by vice, will send him away, surely, after crowning him, not with golden crowns, but with all sorts of blessings.
I think in every lesson there’s a blessing, and there’s so many blessings from all the lessons I’ve had to go through in life.
Suffer not thy wrongs to shroud thy fate, But turn, my soul, to blessings which remain.
The question is not, will there be difficulties and threats to our existence, but how will we deal with them and what can we learn from them. How can they become blessings to society, as a life threatening disease is to an individual, by teaching us about the meaning of our life and existence?
According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings.
I don’t take for granted all the blessings that I have, and as soon as I heard about Computers for Youth, I really wanted to be involved. Anyone who knows me knows how much time I spend on computers. I’m a computer addict. Every young person deserves to have a computer in his or her home.
There comes not seldom a crisis in the life of men, of nations, and of worlds, when the old forms seem ready to decay, and the old rules of action have lost their binding force. The evils of existing systems obscure the blessings that attend them, and, where reform is needed, the cry is raised for subversion.
But whatever the Lord throws at me right now, I think I’ve been given more blessings than I ever deserved. If he wants to top it off with anything – boy, girl – I would love either of them.
Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.
If you tell God no because He won’t explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
For me, I tend to sit back sometimes and just count my blessings because of how long I’ve played.
I have been on the receiving end of many blessings in my life, few as great as having known George and Barbara Bush.
It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed.
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
Often as we teach and testify about the law of tithing, we emphasize the immediate, dramatic and readily recognizable temporal blessings that we receive. And surely such blessings do occur. Yet some of the diverse blessings we obtain as we are obedient to this commandment are significant but subtle.
The object of our prayers should not be to present a wish list or a series of requests but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is eager to bestow, according to His will and timing.
We all want to win more, but it’s all about being blessed and embracing your blessings. We have life.
We take for granted electricity, water, even concerts. Count your blessings.
It’s difficult to talk about, you know, my inadequacies, my inability to stay sober when I’m a relatively bright man and I’ve had a lot of great blessings and a lot of great opportunities.
One of the blessings I’ve had, really, for my entire career, is working with founders of companies, whether it was Bill Ziff at Ziff Davis or with Jerry Yang and David Filo at Yahoo.
I lay in the bed at the hospital and said, ‘let’s see what I have left.’ And I could see, I could speak, I could think, I could read. I simply tabulated my blessings, and that gave me a start.
With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.
There are blessings in being close to the soil, in raising your own food even if it is only a garden in your yard and a fruit tree or two. Those families will be fortunate who, in the last days, have an adequate supply of food because of their foresight and ability to produce their own.
Try as you may, you cannot put the Lord in your debt. For every time you try to do His will, He simply pours out more blessings upon you.
Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
Satan cannot win. Why not? Because he has denied God’s sovereignty and disobeyed God’s law. But Moses was told explicitly, God’s blessings come only from obedience. Satan will not win because he has abandoned God’s tool of dominion, biblical law.
When you like something and you’re pretty good at it and you can make a living doing it, you don’t ask why. You just count your blessings and go with it.
A Mormon knows that the promises of God are true, and He said that all will be tried realizing these things the Latter-day Saints will acknowledge their Maker not only in blessings but also in tribulations.
To receive all of the promised blessings, we must accept the gospel in faith and in full. However, this certain faith does not usually come all at once. We learn spiritually line upon line and precept upon precept.
People is, I think, it’s their nature – some people’s nature, in a way, to be angry or jealous or just spiteful about somebody else’s blessings.
If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially.
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation’s competitive needs.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Some of the choicest blessings of my life have been the close friendships I have experienced over the years. Often, these friendships have been forged in the fires of shared experience.
For me, the Lord has opened the windows of heaven and showered blessings upon my family beyond my ability to express.
I feel like unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment, it blocks the flows of God’s blessings in life.
I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.
Liberty never had to file bankruptcy, thanks to God’s blessings, but we did go through tough times and painful debt restructuring in the 1990s.
If you’re given gifts or blessings in your life, it’s up to you to help the guy coming up behind you.
You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race.
I’m a Texas guy, and the good and bad of that is that I’m always, first and foremost, loyal. If it weren’t for ‘Supernatural,’ I wouldn’t have a lot of the blessings that I have today, so I’m going to play it out. I’m going to give it my all.
There seems to be a great propensity in this business to write tear-jerkers, ‘You-left-me’ songs. I thought, ‘Why don’t I count my blessings by looking at what I have?’ I’m pretty much an optimistic guy.
Every person who will learn the right way, and who will then continue diligently to follow that right way, is absolutely certain in time to possess great riches and all attending blessings.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.
It certainly is the duty of every true Christian, to esteem himself a stranger and pilgrim in this world and as bound to use earthly blessings, not as means of satisfying lust or gratifying wantonness, but of supplying his absolute wants and necessities.
There was a lot of the ‘Hamilton’ experience that was like a locomotive. It was a hurricane, so the apartment often looked like a hurricane. There were clothes and shoes all over. We were getting more things in than we had room for. We had to figure out how to make space for all the blessings and goodness coming toward us.
There are no soft or slothful ways to become sanctified to the point that we are prepared to live in the presence of the Savior. And there can be blessings in the burdens we bear. As a result of these struggles, our souls are stretched and our spirits are strengthened. Our character becomes more Christlike as we are tried and tested.
Never mind what makes Canada’s constitution so special. Probably something to do with hockey, or the inalienable right to poutine, or securing the blessings of Rick Moranis.
I count my blessings every day, quite honestly, because I take nothing for granted.
May these happy United States attain that complete splendour and prosperity which will illustrate the blessings of their government, and for ages to come rejoice the departed souls of their founders!
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.
Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses.
I hate the noise and hurry inseparable from great Estates and Titles, and look upon both as blessings that ought only to be given to fools, for ‘Tis only to them that they are blessings.
St. Paul did not want the sufferings encountered by being a Christian to discourage or dishearten anyone. He realized that when the Christian saw the blessings and grace that poured upon him after his trials, he would gain courage to suffer in his turn.
With the blessings of liberty, we have responsibilities to defend it.
I am thankful for all the blessings and talents I have been given, but most of all I am thankful for my loving and supportive family.
If one accepts the terms of the covenant and obeys God’s law, he or she receives the blessings associated with the covenant.
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
But it wasn’t until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130’s all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.
For my workout, I’m up at 4 A.M. I say my prayers, count my blessings, and I work out right away. I just get it done.
For me personally, to hop onboard and use the amazing success and blessings in my life to pull off something like the 30/30 Project is awesome.
Some of the young kids look for one hit to be a star that what they’re known for the rest of their life… I never wanted to be known as one thing that is the reason I do classical theater, write, direct and the blessings God has given me… I want to share.
I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more eager to bestow perfection on us than we are to receive it.
Instead of getting angry at somebody for opposing you on something, you’re just praying for them. You just pray blessings on them, blessings on their family.
Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.
It was we, the people not we, the white male citizens nor yet we, the male citizens but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people – women as well as men.
As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
I think one of the blessings that I’ve had in watching, you know, films be made now from four of my books is to realize that it’s a separate thing. It’s a separate work.
Everything that UCLA stands for, it’s top of the food chain. So you either look at those things as burdens or you look at them as blessings. From day one, I’ve told my staff we’re going to look at it as a blessing and do everything we can to build champions.
But it so happens, and it will ever happen so, that they who have lived to serve their country – no matter how weak their efforts may have been – are sure to receive the thanks and blessings of its people.
Riches get their value from the mind of the possessor they are blessings to those who know how to use them, and curses to those who do not.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
In our world of rampant ‘individualisation’, relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.