I believe that, every day, God gives us unique blessings to enjoy. By that, I mean he gives us above and beyond the “usual” things we may remember to thank him for – like food, clothes, and a roof over our heads, plus friends and family. In fact, in Ephesians 1:3, Paul praises God, noting that He “has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” In my experience, He’s interested in not just meeting our daily needs but also in blessing us beyond measure. Isn’t that awesome?
Now how often do we remember to thank him for the things he’s given us? I know I can’t thank him enough for all my many blessings, yet there are so many days I focus on the negative instead.
But that’s not how I wish to be – I would love to be more joyful. So I decided to start recording those things I am thankful for every day. I want to get in the habit of focusing on good things and remembering all that Christ has done for me. And I thought I would share some of those blessings each week with you. My goal is to start by recording something different I’m thankful for every day, and to see how many I can list. That will also give me something to read when I start getting discouraged.
So here’s a highlight of this past week:
Friday: Thankful for a supportive husband and a fun date night.
Saturday: Woke up to the sound of rain – one of my favorite ways to start the day!
Sunday: Caleb and I made waffles together.
Monday: Thankful that I got better after feeling pretty sick; and for a caring husband who prays for me.
Tuesday: I made it through a second day of juicing, even though I wasn’t sure I could. I was also very thankful for food.
Wednesday: I got a new food processor.
Today: Not only did I get to hang out with a couple of good friends, but when I got home, Caleb surprised me with flowers!
So there you go! I hope this inspires you to notice your blessings more often, too. Please feel free to share what you are thankful for in the comments below!
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