Count your blessings

countI am not sure about you, but for me, sometimes in the daily jaunts of life and the trials and tribulations that I may be going through (some of my own device, some of spiritual warfare and others just because of the situations that I am in) I forget to count my blessings.  Also, when I look back at my journal and prayer log I find myself amazed at God's faithfulness even when I am not. Jesus asks all of of to be faithful stewards with our time, talent and treasure.  He wants us not to just be followers, but to be actively involved in his path to discipleship and in teaching others about the Good News (the Gospel of Christ).

 

2 Timothy 2:12-14

English Standard Version (ESV)

12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—

for he cannot deny himself.

A Worker Approved by God

14 Remind them of these things, and charge them before God[a] not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.

2 Peter 3:9

English Standard Version (ESV)

9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,[a] not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Psalm 103:2

English Standard Version (ESV)

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

2 Timothy 3:16-17

English Standard Version (ESV)

16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.

So, now that Scripture is clear, please indulge me while I count my blessings:

  • For a loving wife
  • For three beautiful children
  • For a Church that stands on the word of God
  • For friends who love me
  • For Men of Faith
  • For the gift of work
  • For the gift of marriage (between one man and one woman)
  • For discernment and wisdom in various situations
  • For being an Elder
  • For vacation(s)
  • For a school staff that love my children

What are some of your blessings?  Have you counted them recently?

Blessings,

Dante