Counting My Blessings

"Blessings" by Laura Story is probably on of my most favorite songs, I could literally listen to it on repeat all day long. I think we often pray for God's blessings, expecting them to show up in the form of money out of the blue or someone lending a helping hand. While these would definitely fall under the blessing category, I think there is more that we my be missing as well.

I am afraid that I am guilty of letting many of God's blessings pass by without any notice. But what if that trial was to bring me closer to Him? What if that pain or hardship was meant to be used as a testimony of God's grace in my life? Did I completely miss out on sharing His love because I was too focused on me? Did someone else miss out on seeing God in me simply because I couldn't see His blessings though my selfishness? 

This week I started a 'Blessing Book'. Just a simple journal that I am writing down five blessings in each day. It could be something as simple as the little guy taking a long nap, or something more convicting and difficult that I had struggled to see as the good that it was meant to be. Some of those blessings I had been discontent about earlier in the day, but when looking back with an open heart I realized that they were actually evidence of God's loving hand and protection moving throughout our life. 

What if it's not my day that needs to get better but rather the way I look at it?

Would you start looking for the blessings of each day with me? 
Sarah C.

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