Yesterday, I was challenged to write down every blessing in my life. Not just to sit down once in the morning and write, but to carry a journal and write whenever a new blessing occurred to me. I started out kind of slow with the traditional family, home, etc. blessings. But as the day wore on, I found my mind was continually going back to the blessings list. The more I pondered all that God has given me the more I realized how blessed I am. Pretty soon I couldn’t stop thinking about all the ways God had graced me. My prayer journal wasn’t nearly big enough to contain all the thoughts that were jumbling out of my head.
I didn’t just list a particular person or thing, I wrote paragraphs about them, listing all their qualities and quirks I enjoyed. I prayed over each person I wrote about. The more time I spent thinking about all the people in my life who have blessed me, the more memories started to surface. My nagging paranoia about my lack of intimate friends started to dissipate.
I listed all the great and small things in my life that have been blessings over the years. And with each event, each answered prayer, I saw a pattern of blessing develop. God loves me! He always has, He always will. How many times have I overlooked a small ripple of a blessing because I was waiting for a tidal wave? As I thought and prayed and scribbled my thoughts in my journal, I saw how some of the small surges had reached further than I thought, and their significance became more apparent. Each tiny roll on the surface of my life developing into bigger circles of impact.
Each time I thought of one area of blessing, two more would surface. Suddenly my momentary struggles didn’t seem to matter. How glorious it is just to sit and think on God’s blessing for a day. When I start to get into a funk, I will remember this exercise and repeat the process.
God is good all the time, every day, every way. I just need to open my eyes and see the blessings that surround me!
I am a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a part-time basket case who wants to be a full time writer.