Count your blessings…

Your blessings are your assurance that God still lives…

For each new day I see, I thank You;
For the good health I’m in, I praise You;
For the lives of family and friends, I bless Your holy name;
For mental stability, I owe it all to You;
For academic excellence, all I can do is to exalt You, Lord;
For granting me favor before royalty and the ordinary, I’m lost for words;

This is just the beginning whenever I decide to count my blessings. The list is endless but the exercise is necessary because no matter what I’m going through, it reminds me that there’s always something to be thankful to God for. Counting my blessings takes away the doubt that God cannot do what I’ve asked of Him because my past is a testimony of His never-ending wonders.

They are more than you think…

Counting your blessings turns you from being a demanding Christian into a thankful one. It takes your mind away from what you don’t have at the moment and concentrates it on what you have-the things money can’t buy: breath of life, good health, favor before men, academic progress….these are blessings worth counting each day.

So whenever you feel tempted to think God is withholding something from you, shame the devil by recounting all what the Lord has done for you and you’ll find out that your faith in God will be renewed and your hope in Him will rekindle.

Let’s start counting and praise God for all that He has done, shall we?


12 Comments Add yours

  1. You have helped me refocus with this, Josey! Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings! Amen!


    1. joseyphina says:

      All glory be to God. Much blessings to you too, Jeanne!


  2. Indeed ~the practice of counting our blessings always lifts our thoughts and brings out our true self that always can see the good and beautiful because its the realm of the Spirit where God dwells. Terrific message Josey!


    1. joseyphina says:

      Very well said, Deb! Blessings to you! 🙂


      1. Friend I just nominated you for 3 awards, check my blog. Faithfully Deborah


      2. joseyphina says:

        Awwww……i’m lost for words to say, Deb. Thanks so much and God richly bless you. 🙂


  3. I always count my blessings and you are included as one of those that is consistent in my life, you are always in my prayers…beautiful words Phina!


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Wendell! Your words mean more to me than you know. God bless you! 🙂


  4. Josephine, these are wise words that can bless us when we heed them. I love how giving thanks transforms a moment, a day, and a life!

    Blessings ~ Wendy


    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes Wendy, thanksgiving makes us look at life from a whole new perspective of renewed faith and hope. Stay blessed. 🙂


  5. Prince K. says:

    Appreciation does us the favour of strengthening relationships in ways that physical gifts can not. Since we can’t give God back anything he showers our way, appreciation through thanksgiving are critical traits, and you couldn’t have expressed that any better, Josie. Many thanks!


  6. joseyphina says:

    Appreciation from a sincere heart indeed holds much value more than giving a gift in return out of duty. God bless you for passing by, Prince. 🙂


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