“Count your many blessings name them one by one
and it will surprise you what the lord has done.
Count your many blessings every doubt will fly
and you will keep singing as the days go by.”
The song lyric resonates with David’s words in Psalms. Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. (Psalm 40:5)
God has done innumerable wonders in our lives. We need to take time, ponder, reflect and fill with awe, give thanks for the specific blessings that he has purchased for each one of us at the cross of Calvary. What is blessing means to us. We should understand the God’s idea of blessing. It is more about ‘knowing Him’ than health and wealth blessings. He makes us to learn, to wait, to grow in faith before we receive the blessing. It is a great training and unforgettable experience.
The blessings of free air, water, food and light are ignored and sometimes taken for granted. We fail to see God’s care and provision in these free gifts. The seven I am statements of Jesus mentioned in John’s Gospel, tells us as who Jesus is. Do we need anything more than these in this life.
I am the Bread of Life (6:35, 48)
I am the light of the world (8:12, 9:5)
I am the door of the sheep (10:7, 9)
I am the good shepherd (10:11)
I am the resurrection and Life (11:25)
I am the way, the truth and the life (14:6)
I am the true Vine (15: 1, 5)
- Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, (Isaiah 46:9)
- Then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (Deut 6:12)
- I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. (Psalm 77:11)
- Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them” (Eccle 12;1)
- But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (John 14:26)
- Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, (Psalm 103:2)
- He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful. (psalm 111:4)
- “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children. (Deut 4:9)
- You shall not be afraid of them but you shall remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt (Deut 7:18)
- …I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John10:10b)
- He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.(Psalm 147:3)
- Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.(Matt 11:28)
- His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence (2 Peter 1:3)
- And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19)
PRAYER: Father, we thank you for being our Shepherd. You lead us from the front. You provide for us, guide us, care for us and carry us when we are with injury and in pain. You protect us from the attacking animals of the wild. Help us to forget not all the benefits that we receive from you. Help us to remain thankful to you.