Counting Our Blessings

A song that I like and hear/listen to often enough is “The Goodness of God”. It reminds me of the truth of my life amidst all of my challenges, when I become doubtful and forget that God loves and cares for me more than I even do. I have become so angry with God in the past, that I not only blamed him for the bad things that happened to me, but I even stopped reading or listening to anything about Him altogether. I just didn’t care.

Sadly, there are many around me (on and off CS), who feel that they have not had positive experiences that show God’s goodness towards them. Hence they do not recognize the blessings that they receive every day of their life, as being sent from Him. I have been there. But, I have had many reminders to help me to ‘see’ the truth of His goodness.

During some types of Counselling therapy, a practice is to write down the pros and cons about a situation or a person in order to get a clearer picture of the matter before taking a decision. For example, if a person is dating more than one person and needs to decide who he/she should become exclusive with, it would be beneficial to make a list of the positives and negatives of each person and, based upon one’s own preferences, decide which is the better ‘fit’.

I learnt a long time ago, that making a list had many pluses – it kept me organized, helped me separate what I needed vs what I wanted, showed me how close/far I was from my planned goals, gave me a sense of real accomplishment the more items I could tick off as I completed tasks, reminded of things that had to be done as soon as possible, etc – so I make one as often as I need it (which is quite often these days laugh). One of the lists that I have made in the past was one itemizing the blessings that I have received from God.

No, not just what I or someone ‘human’ could have provided (e.g. finances, friends & family, a job, a home, etc) but also what only He could give, and still continues to. Here’s a quick look at some things that I claim God’s goodness for:
* LIFE
* (Reasonably) GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
* (Reasonably) SOUND MIND
* PROTECTION FROM UNSEEN EVILS
* SPIRITUAL SALVATION
* THE HOPE OF LIFE IN HEAVEN
* HIS LOVE & FORGIVENESS

You may count your blessings in a different way, focussing on the physical things more than the supernatural, but that’s a good list too. After all, those things are only possible because of the LIFE that God gave you. So, make a list today. Count your blessings and ‘see’ what God has done.
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Here's that song:

Beautiful voice, who ever she may be wine

Good interesting readthumbs up
but what may I ask is wrong with believing in the supernatural?
the likes of very which, adds greatly to the strength of my beliefs.

Anyways, one of my favorite Godly songs bowing



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CW, for some people, the supernatural (God's nature and power) is a myth, but not for me (and you). handshake wine
Btw, loved the video.thumbs up applause wave
Sorry Di, I misunderstood wave
for me it all began with the supernatural and not with that big black book, reasons why I question it so much... but no matter, once we believe the light in God is good only then do we count our blessings, even when that bridge of ours wares thin.

Not a song but I do love this.......
Beautiful. The artwork, the words, the video.teddybear Thanks for sharing CW.wine
You are more than welcome Di, glad you enjoyed wine
It's been a while but I use to sing this song when I needed to count my blessings.

Hi Friendship, I know the song. It's one that I've sung before at church (though with a different tune). Thanks for sharing.wine
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“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”


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"We often block our own blessings because we don't feel inherently good enough or smart enough or pretty enough or worthy enough... You're worthy because you are born and because you are here. Your being here, your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough."


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