A Devotion to Help You Notice Every Blessing

Awaken your ability to see God’s miracles in your life.

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Posted in , Jan 19, 2022

Hummingbird at a feeder; Getty Images

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20–21 (NIV)

“Days pass, years vanish, and we walk sightless among miracles.” Hearing those words from a Jewish friend’s Sabbath prayer were a wake-up call. For weeks, I’d lived life as if in a trance, with each day starting and ending the same. It was time to actively live, to open my eyes and ears—and soul—to the miracles taking place around me. How many blessings had I let slip by unnoticed?

Making myself fully aware of God’s blessings and miracles wouldn’t be easy. I’m a creature of habit. I started with breakfast, switching out my usual meal for a slice of toast slathered with raspberry jam. My mouth watered. Bypassing the kitchen table, I stepped outside on the porch, where the rocker called to me. Soon, I heard the steady buzz of a hummingbird at the feeder, and an instant later it floated in front of me. Its beak inches from my face, it gazed at me intently. That tiny, perfectly formed creature hooked me. Jesus’s creation includes all things, seen and unseen (Col. 1:16, John 1:3). When I have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to perceive (Deut. 29:3–4, NKJV), I can acknowledge the miracles and blessings surrounding me, and live life to the fullest (John 10:10). Praise be to Jesus.

Faith Step: Start a blessings journal, and make note of every blessing, miracle, and wonder that Jesus gifts you with.

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