Small Blessings

Author: Sapphyre Smith — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 1, 2020

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Small Blessings
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Today, there was a time change. In many parts of the world, lots of people turned their clocks back an hour and sighed at the prospect of one more blissful hour of sleep. I don’t know about you, but I definitely counted that as a blessing. But turning our clocks back is an anomaly. Getting an extra hour of sleep is something we don’t normally experience, which is why it occurred to me to be thankful for it. How many blessings do I experience on a daily basis that I just miss? Jeremiah 17:7 says, “blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” This verse convicts me to remember that, in Christ’s love, I am so deeply blessed. I trust in Him for salvation, and His Spirit empowers me to live in thankfulness for that blessing and so many other blessings in my life (Ephesians 5:18-20). I have a roof over my head and a loving family and an adorable dog. But since I see these things every day, I forget to count them as blessings and to thank God for them and for everything He has done for me. Literally everything we have, we have because of God (James 1:17). We wouldn’t have anything if it weren’t for His love for us, and that’s a whole lot to be thankful for. So the next time you hear a beautiful song or notice a growing flower, think of them as blessings. You’ll be a lot happier and develop a deeper relationship with the One who gave you all those things. • Sapphyre Smith • What are some small blessings you’ve noticed in your life lately? • Read Ephesians 1. What are some of the other blessings we have in Christ? And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

 

Read Verses:

Psalm 100:4; Jeremiah 17:7-8