Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Count Your Blessings


In my church, every now and then we sing an old-time song that goes like this:

"Count your blessings, name them one by one, 
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God has done."

Sometimes in the midst of all that goes on with our day by day, with all that's going on in the news, in the world, on the job, at home, you name it, we can get overwhelmed to the point that we forget to count our blessings.

But no matter what's going on in our lives we have this confidence, that God is always working for our good.  So let's make a point to

Praise Him through the good;
Praise Him through the bad;
Praise Him when we're happy;
And even praise Him when we're sad.

The point is that He loves our praise, and it's the least that we can do for Him after all He's done for us.

Take a moment right now to stop and count those blessings!

How has God blessed you over the course of your life?  How has He blessed you today? 
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving."  Psalm 69:30

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