Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Count Your Blessings"

     It's November. The month that holds Thanksgiving. A lot of times, it's easy to get discouraged, or impatient. It's easy to think that we have nothing to be thankful for, especially when things aren't going our way. But the best thing you could possibly do, is count your blessings. But, take my advise, and never count them before you go to bed, because you'll never sleep. Ever.

     Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our own lives, that we forget to count our blessings, even though we have plenty to be thankful for. Usually, when I get started on the list, it's hard to think of things at first, but the more I go, the more I realize how blessed I am. Colossians 3:15, "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful."

     Once you realize how blessed you are, you'll be very happy usually. It's also a way to keep us content. Hebrews 13:5, "Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'" You have no idea what you have, until you're thankful for it. Here are some things you can be thankful for:

1.) A Bible! God blessed us by giving us His word, so we can know and understand what he wants of us so that we can make it into Heaven!
2.) A Heavenly Father. What is better than being a child of God?
3.) A Savior, who has opened up a way to get us into heaven, by sacrificing Himself for us. That's definitely something to be thankful about! 
4.) A bed to sleep in at night- I know this is something simple, but there are some people who don't have this privilege.
5.) A house, which not everyone has.

These are just some of the things that we can be thankful for. So go ahead, please, I encourage you to take a piece of paper and a pen, and try writing down all f your blessings. Thank you for reading. :)