Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

Wayne Burger

     We are so blessed in this country that we often take the blessings for granted. We ought to do as the song says, “Count your blessings, name them one by one.” We sometimes do that at Thanksgiving, but we ought to do it regularly. Below are just a few of the blessings we can count – form your own list and meditate on how blessed you are.

Our physical families.

Our church family – many of us are closer to our church family than our physical families because we have the same goals, purpose, and standard, (Galatians 3:26-29).

The blessing of having God's word (the Bible) in our own language, and it is so easily accessible, (Psalm 119).

Times when we can assemble for Bible study and worship so that we can be encouraged, (Hebrews 10:25).

The blessing of having a conscience free from guilt because of the forgiveness we find in Christ, (Romans 8:1).

The blessing of prayer where we have a mediator between us and God, the Father, who understands us and our needs, more than we understand ourselves, (I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16).

The blessing of having joy and peace in the depth of our souls even though we live in a world of conflict and turmoil, (Philippians 4:6-8).

The blessing of having time after laboring for our physical necessities. There are places in the world where nearly waking hour is spent just trying to put together the essentials for one's family, (Matthew 6:19-33).

The blessings of so many time-saving appliances which makes life easy so that we can have time to do other things, (Ephesians 5:16).

The physical comforts such as warm homes, nice cars, enough income that we can enjoy life and what it has to offer, (I Timothy 6:8-10).

The blessing of living in such a beautiful place so that we can enjoy the wonderful sunrises and sunsets and the mighty mountains around us. Let's take time to enjoy them, (Psalm 19:1-6).

And the list goes on....