I grew up singing many hymns that meant so much to me. I often find myself humming or whistling a tune from years ago. I’m not much of a singer, but I whistle and hum quite a bit.
One of those hymns that continues to mean much to me is “Count Your Blessings.” I’m not exactly sure how the words went, but this is the way I remember it. “Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings, see what God has done.”
I actually did that one day. I took a yellow legal pad and started writing the things I am blessed with and thankful for. After I hit number 100, I decided it was futile. You simply can’t name all the blessings you have.
Why not give that a try? It was a great exercise for me. I’ve never forgotten the fact that God’s blessings and compassions are new every morning.
Sometimes I simply try to thank God for those blessings. While it is a very meaningful prayer, it too is futile.
But, of course, that’s the point. It’s easy to think you are the only one who doesn’t have something or the only one who’s gone through hard times.
It is good to “count your blessings.”
These are things I am grateful for as I write–a wonderful and faithful wife, sweet daughters, good sons-in-law, and the best grandchildren.
I am also thankful God called me to preach the Gospel. I’ve never gotten over God’s call to me. I simply can’t imagine doing anything else.
I am thankful for the congregation of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana. Getting to serve with them has blessed our lives.
And, I am truly grateful to you who read this day by day. Thank you for allowing me to share as God has blessed me. I appreciate your reading and your prayers. Though I don’t know the large majority of you, I feel blessed to be associated with you in this small way.
May God bless you today as you thank Him for His “many blessings.”
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