Friday, August 6, 2010

Find Strength by Counting Blessings

Often schedules are cluttered, life is busy and problems are present. Most lead this type life on a consistent basis. During such times it is easy to fail to count our blessings. I do not want to become like the people the Psalmist wrote about in Psalm 106:21(NIV) "They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things in Egypt." I do not want to forget His saving grace nor the great things He has accomplished in my life.

Today I want to be still and honestly reflect God’s goodness, blessings, and mercy. During busy times I find it necessary to list my daily plans and chores. This morning I have committed that in future cluttered and difficult days I will list a few of His ‘wonders’. This day I will notice the abundance of God in my life. Psalm 66:5 (Msg) “Take a good look at God's wonders—they'll take your breath away. He converted sea to dry land; travelers crossed the river on foot. Now isn't that cause for a song?” No, I haven’t crossed a river on foot but God has performed many other miracles for me. He always takes good care of me. Yes, it is cause for a song!

Psalm 71:15 (NIV) "My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure." If we talk about the good things of the Lord rather than dwelling on things we may face; joy, strength, and happiness will abound. Be strengthened in the Lord today!


Sis. Susan Roen said...

I think I will start making a to do list in the morning and a blessings list at night! That way I will not forget God's blessings to me! Thanks, Tracie!!!!

~Violet~ said...

Thanks so much for this reminder! I so desperately need to slow down & regroup on some issues. Also, the message at church yesterday went hand in hand with this, so I know I must really have needed to hear it! The passage my pastor used was from Galations 6, "...and let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." My Pastor spoke on how unfaithfullness is spreading throughout our churches today, how we find other things that interest us. I truly want to do what God has called me to do, I want that thirst & desire! Thanks so much for all the times I read your words of encouragement, but don't take time to comment. You truly are a blessing to me!