Count Your Blessings

I know you have heard the song “Count your blessings”. It’s a song all children learn if they have ever stepped foot in a Vacation Bible School or Sunday school classroom. 

It can be very hard to bust out of a negative mind set, and believe me, there are plenty of things about this current COVID-19 situation to feel negative about! But there is great benefit, and even a Biblical command, to seek the blessings in every rotten circumstance.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4

Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

Psalms 51:8
Christian Planner Weekly Blessings Page

My beautiful Christian Planner has a section below every weekly sermon note page to reflect on the blessings in my life and what I am grateful for right now. I appreciate this weekly discipline! So in this spirit of seeking joy and counting my blessings, I listing the things for which I am thankful today:

  • I am very thankful for a home that is safe and secure, where I feel at peace.
  • I am thankful that our family is not feeling like a duck out of water with the social distancing and crisis home educating. 
  • I am thankful for a house big enough to get away from each other as we are 7 people staying away from other folks.
  • I am thankful for the baking and cooking that I can do at home to entertain the family in tasty endeavors.
  • I am thankful for the great weather we are having in Texas so we can get outside and soak up some Vitamin D to boost our immune systems.
  • I am thankful to live in a state where our Governor believes in the freedom of religion, and placed churches in the ‘essential’ category, not denying believers to gather together.
  • I am thankful for a real faith that gives peace in these trying times. I believe that Christ is on His throne and that none of this was unknown to Him.

If you would like to read the last post I wrote about counting your blessings, please click here.

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