On days that seem “blah”, and times when I am feeling “stuck”, it always helps to list out some of the blessings in my life.
Today is one of those days. I am looking out my window at work, and everything is SO grey. There is a big black cloud hanging over the area, and I just want to say, “Go ahead and let it fall…just rain already!” Maybe if it finally decides to rain, the sun will come back out!
But still, the dreariness remains, and the rain hasn’t started yet.
So I thought it would be a good time to make a list of some blessings…the rays of sunshine in my life. Thinking of these things help me to shine from the inside out….whether or not the sun is out!
Here we go with some of those blessings:
The love of Jesus in my heart (what else do I really need?)
I woke up today! (God is not done with me yet)
My wonderful husband, who is my biggest blessing on earth
Nice warm, cozy bed
Availability of clean water
Healthy foods…and unhealthy, but yummy desserts
Wonderful, beautiful family and friends
My job (also my husband’s job)
Ability to help some people in need
My sense of humor…always important to get me through the day!
The blessings of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste; so I can appreciate the world God placed me in!
Last but not least…the blessing of forgiveness. No matter how many times I fall, the Lord is always right there with me, ready to shower me with the cleansing waters of forgiveness…so my soul can once again shine brightly with His rays of love and grace.
Help me Lord, to always have thankfulness in my heart for all the blessings you bestow on me – even the ones I do not see as blessings. The difficulties and struggles make me stronger and cause me to rely on You in a deeper way. Help me to also remember all of your children around me, who are in need. I ask that you fill my heart with love and compassion, and a spirit of giving, so my life can be a blessing to them. Amen.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Ephesians 5:20
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18
September 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm
September 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm
Love you too, Annie:-)
September 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm
Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to reading your blog as well 🙂
God bless you!
September 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm
God bless you too:-)
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August 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm
We are very like-minded, you and I. I also rely heavily on Father, forgiveness, gratitude. I was once obsessed with suicide [tried it 4 times] but being in a continuous state of gratitude, which Father showed me was so needed. I no longer wish to take my own life.
August 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Praise Jesus for filling our hearts with His peace and love…illuminating the dark places in our hearts. We are all here for eachother. May God contiue to bless you.
August 9, 2013 at 10:12 am
it always makes me feel so good to just be still and count the ways that God has already blessed me! Thanks for sharing!
August 9, 2013 at 10:20 am
Thanks for reading and commenting:-) Enjoy God’s blessings you will encounter today!!!
August 9, 2013 at 10:22 am
I already have….. 🙂 Blessings to you today!
August 8, 2013 at 8:22 am
LOVE your thankful list!
Even thankful for the blessings unseen. Beautiful!
August 8, 2013 at 8:27 am
Thanks for your kind words. Enjoy this beautiful, blessed day!
August 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm
I love this! I just stopped the other day and did the same thing mentally. It was not only uplifting but served as a swift kick in my own tail for being ungratefully blinded to all the blessings that surround me! Thanks for sharing – this was lovely.
August 8, 2013 at 8:30 am
Yes…I know just how you feel…we all need to kick ourselves every once in a while:-) Sending love your way!
August 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm
Great list of blessings
August 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. May God bless your day.
August 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Great reminder. Thank you.
August 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your post today filled my heart!