“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” – James 1:17
As I have said before, we should reflect on our many gifts from God. What better time to start than…now?
We all know we’ve been blessed. But do we realize our blessings from God are set part from outward circumstances? God’s gifts involve the deepest experiences of hope, peace and joy only found through a relationship with Jesus.
But how many times have we really reflected on our blessings? If we literally count our blessings, past and present, we will be counting for days! Here are other ways of reflection:
1. A blessing journal:
Choose a period of time (past few years, months, or weeks) that you know God was working in your life. Each day, reflect and make a list of ways God blessed you during that period of time.
2. A blessing counter:
At the end of each day during a month, write down the blessings of that day. After a few days, you will start recognizing the small stuff, the tiny blessings, as well as the big stuff.
3. A family blessing jar:
Place an empty jar or can in a common area of your home. Each time a person experiences a blessing, ask them to write about it and drop it in the container. At the end of the month, sit together as a family and read the blessings. You will probably realize blessings within your own home you never recognized before!
There are endless ways to reflect on our gifts from God. To be obedient, we must be intentional. God wants us to be thankful in every thing, giving thanks to Him in every thing, everyday.
God is good, all the time! We should thank Him for his goodness, all the time!