Counting your blessings is said to be healthy spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Robert A.
Emmons calls gratitude as the “forgotten factor in the science of well-being.” Counting your blessings can lessen stress, slow down the aging clock, and build stronger relationships according to some research. Most importantly, beginning each morning with thanksgiving to God creates a spiritually healthy environment for the day.
In Everything Give Thanks…
With benefits like these, why would we not want to give thanks! But most of all, giving thanks reminds us of God’s goodness and grace. I read a quote recently that said, “If you cannot thank God for what you have, thank Him for what you do not have.”
The Apostle Paul tells us:
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
I Thessalonians 5:18
Count Your Blessings…
I encourage you from now until Christmas journal daily what you are thankful for. Count your blessings and name them one by one. As the song-writer states, “It will surprise you what the Lord has done.”
When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
Give Thanks with Your Whole Heart…
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
Thanksgiving to God has the power to bring joy and to break the power of the enemy. Whenever you give thanks to God, it will change difficult circumstances to doable conditions. Giving thanks will change pain into praise and sadness into happiness. There is power in giving thanks to God with your whole heart!
So as you enter into your place of worship each day,
“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalms 100:4
Bishop Tim Lamb combines over 34 years of pastoral and church planting experience to lead LifePoint Ministries. Bishop Tim's unique prophetic insight, forward-thinking leadership, and compassion for people combine to make him an effective leader for our pastors and churches.