Count Your Blessings

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his: we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. –Psalm 100:3-5

Sometimes we get so preoccupied with our problems and struggles that we forget to count our blessings. Sometimes we have to get outside ourselves and remember to ask questions such as, “What would a blind person give to see the pleasant rivers, meadows, and flowers that I enjoy daily?” Today look at the world through the eyes of a person who has received great blessings from God. As you look upon your blessings, pause to give God praise for His mighty works. When I’m feeling low, I often take a few minutes to jot down in my journal or on a piece of paper at least 20 blessings from God. My attitude always changes when I remember to count my blessings!

Sometimes we get so preoccupied with our problems and struggles that we forget to count our blessings.
1. Reread Psalm 100:3-5. What do you learn about who God is through this passage?

2. Sometime today literally count your blessings. Take out a sheet of paper and write out at least 20 blessings in your life. I guarantee that it will change your perspective on your day!

Psalm 46:10, Ezekiel 34:31, Psalm 116:17

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Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. He speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord, which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Some of his most popular books are: Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, Closer, and Doing Life with Your Adult Children. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi; three sons-in-law, Steve and Matt, and Andy; and three grandchildren, James, Charlotte and Huxley.

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