There is something that happens when we count our blessings. It seems to be the key to all Paul’s commands for us to rejoice and be thankful. How else do we find ourselves filling to capacity– and overflowing– with joy, than to do the work of noticing our blessings and giving thanks for them?
“Blessings” may be as small as little bodies snuggled close seeking comfort after bad dreams… fall bathing the trees in its glorious hues… a cup of hot coffee after an interrupted night’s sleep… a hot bath… new mercies arriving with the rising sun… answers to whispered prayers…
Taking the time to count them. To acknowledge them before God, somehow lifts the soul and fills with joy.
Try it today.
In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18