This world has gone sin-twisted mad. The media reports are filled with news of more evidence of corruption, of more natural disasters, of more death and destruction. Yet, God still reigns on the throne and the evidence of His beauty, love and goodness can be clearly seen if only we open our eyes to see it. Look around today. Open your eyes. Open your heart. God's blessings are all around you even in the middle of all this mess. Can you see Him at work? Take notice. Write down what you see. Count your blessings. Notice the evidence of His loving presence in your life. It will change your perspective and fill you with hope and confidence. Give it a try.
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 journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
-beginning the book of Ephesians with Word Writers
-a work interview for our youngest daughter went well
-God ordering my day
-a delicious homemade fried chicken dinner and a great visit with friends from church
-a sweet prayer time
-a celebratory lunch with our youngest daughter and son-in-law and his parents
-our home group
-a good meeting with all of our church leaders at our house
-hugs and kisses from my youngest grandson
-good news about progress on our oldest daughter and son-in-law's farmhouse driveway
-an invigorating walk after feeling a bit "blah-ish" this morning
-praying and fellowshipping together
-a beautiful day off for a drive to the beach!
-finding a huge bargain on the Christmas gift our oldest granddaughter really wants
-lunch at our favorite spot
-a long walk on the beach
-a day at home to clean and putter around the house
-a beautiful afternoon for a walk
-God working things our when I pray and trust
-6 water baptisms!
-forgiveness asked for and given