Friday, October 15, 2010

"Counting My Blessings"

"Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered." Psalm 40:5

God hasn't just done one or two wonderful works, He has done many more than we could count or are even aware of. The same is true in each one of our lives individually. He has done so many wonderful works, answered so prayers, given daily provisions, shown acts of mercy and kindness, that it is impossible to name them all. There is an old hymn that we used to sing when I was a little girl- "Count Your Blessings". It encouraged you to count your many blessing one by one and just see what God has done.

This morning I want to encourage you to take time today to "count your blessings". Too often we spend our time talking about what we don't have, how we feel that God has failed us or we concentrate primarily on our needs. We forget to be thankful for the many things we have been blessed with. So why not take time today to just sit down and thank God for all the wonderful works He has done in your life. Spend some time thinking about your blessings and counting them instead of spending time thinking solely about your needs. When you start counting your blessings, you will quickly discover the blessings become way too many to count.

Have a great day. Count your blessings instead of counting your needs.

For further reading:
Psalm 92:1; 68:19; 75:1; 97:12
Ephesians 1:3

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