Taken for Granted

I must admit that this storm has reminded me of what I take for granted. I am so accustomed to flipping a switch and a light coming on, going to the refrigerator that has power going to it in order to keep things cold, or picking up a cell phone and always being able to call or text someone. When our power went out and cell phone service was more off then on, I was reminded of how I depend upon things that matter very little in the big scheme of things. People in this storm lost homes and other important possessions. Many are working hard to try to restore a lot of what has been lost.

Let’s appreciate everything and take nothing for granted. When we begin to count our blessings, we will find that we can’t stop. We are blessed!

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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