“BLESSING NUMBER 786”

“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”  Psalm 128: 1-2 NIV

 

Read Psalm 128:1-6

“Count your blessings, name them one by one.  Count your many blessings see what God has done.”   These words come from the old hymn, ‘Count Your Blessings’, written by Johnson Oatman, Jr. in the late 1800s.  Oatman wrote a few thousand hymns.   You probably have a favorite hymn written by him.

 

Do you count your Blessings?   Do you count them one by one?   What is your Blessing number 786 or number 3,529?   When I think of it, I realize the number of Blessings GOD has given to me are infinite; more than the stars in the sky.

 

Blessings come to us all day, every day.   We are Blessed with the first breath we take each morning, knowing GOD has given us another day to do HIS will.  We are Blessed when the doctor tells us the cancer tumor was removed entirely.  We are Blessed when we see the smile on a child’s face.  We are Blessed when we lay our heads on a pillow that was provided by GOD for our rest.

 

Isn’t it time to count your Blessings?   Better yet, isn’t it time to tell GOD “Thank YOU” for all your Blessings, especially your Blessing number 786?

 

Today’s prayer:   “THANK YOU, LORD for all the Blessings YOU give to me.  Thank YOU for all YOUR Blessings I just take for granted.   Today, help me be more mindful of all YOUR Blessings.  Amen.”