The first time we sang this song in our church the words impacted me greatly,
and every time we've sung or I've heard it since I've felt the same.
I felt to post it today, that someone who will pop in here needs to hear it.
When I post my weekly gratitude list I never want any one reading it to think my life,
or the real life of any other Jesus follower, is all sunshine and roses.
Jesus Himself said, "In this world you will have tribulation, (the Amplified Bible even adds trials, distress, and frustration), but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
That is why, even in the midst of trials and testing, it's still possible to have an attitude of gratitude.
God is with us in whatever we face, and even in the darkest valley, He's working for our good.
Take time to listen and focus on these powerful words.
Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-my sweet youngest grandson, who I get to watch on Mondays
-a walk in the rain
-takeout from our favorite deli and a quiet evening at home
-this last day of September
-the sound of rain on the roof
-beginning 1st and 2nd Peter with She Reads Truth
-pozole in the crockpot, (and the hubs loved it!)
-our two youngest granddaughters here for the evening
-my sweet friend stopping by on her way home from work
-a gorgeous sunset
-a golden sunny October morning
-an unexpected opportunity
-getting home after a full, long, busy day and the aaaahhhh feeling of knowing tomorrow's our day off
-a beautiful summer-like warm, sunny day
-deciding to take a day trip to the beach
-the hubs making me a cup of my favorite tea and bringing it to me
-the hubs buying me a big fat pumpkin for the front porch
-catching up on yesterdays and todays devotions in 1st Peter
-an evening walk after a day of hard work
-seeing God's faithfulness and answers to prayer
-ministering together with a trusted friend
-people inviting and bringing friends with them to church