Try this simple devotional practice to recognize God's blessings in your life.
Posted in , May 31, 2013
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 (TNIV)
I remember to thank God for my food, or when He heals a friend, but I don’t meditate on the abundant blessings He’s given to me. “Abundant blessings” is certainly not a phrase I use every day, and I don’t often see the things in my life as “blessings.” I see them as their more mundane forms—car, house, friends, etc.
But a few months ago, I started a Thankfulness Journal. Each day, I listed five things that I was thankful for, and I tried not to repeat myself. It was amazing how many things I could list that I hadn’t thought of before. It made me realize that God has truly blessed me abundantly. I have everything I need, whether it’s material, spiritual or emotional.
I still have trials and struggles in my life. My life isn’t perfect and problem-free, but I can stand back and see the abundant blessings God has given to me. I can also see that I don’t thank Him enough for them.
Do you believe God has blessed you abundantly? What do those words mean to you? What are things or who are people in your life who are part of those abundant blessings?
Faith Step: Start a Thankfulness Journal. Every day, list a few things you’re thankful for. It’ll keep you aware of the ways God blesses us, and how His blessings are richer than anything we could ask or imagine.