Sunday, March 8, 2009

Every Gift . . .

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

When you think about counting your blessings, your mind most likely turns to those you can see~ a warm place to live, food in the fridge, friends and family to hold you close. But, the blessings God showers on you every day go far beyond what you can touch with your hands.

God's blessings include miracles like the process of prayer, a future home in Heaven, and God's ultimate gift of salvation. Although blessings like these are really more than the human mind can understand, they are also easily taken for granted. Take time right now to send God a heartfelt thank you note, via prayer. Ask Him to help your gratitude grow by making you increasingly aware of every blessing He brings your way.

The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't.

William Arthur Ward



5 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

You are so right about counting our blessing. What a hope we have to come.
patsy

Cindy said...

Amen!

Elena said...

Beautiful post and very encouraging!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Amen. laurie

Bo said...

Hi Carol...I'm just now reading this and what a wonderful way to start my week! Thank you, ;-) Bo