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HomeWord - July 16, 2007

Count your Blessings 
This devotional was written by Jim Burns

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his: we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.—Psalm 100:3-5

Sometimes we get so preoccupied with our problems and struggles that we forget to count our blessings. Sometimes we have to get outside ourselves and remember to ask questions such as, "What would a blind person give to see the pleasant rivers, meadows, and flowers that I enjoy daily?" Today look at the world through the eyes of a person who has received great blessings from God. As you look upon your blessings, pause to give God praise for His mighty works. When I'm feeling low I often take a few minutes to Jot down in my journal or on a piece of paper at least 20 blessings from God. My attitude always changes when I remember to count my blessings!

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1. Reread Psalm 100:3-5. What do you learn about who God is through this passage?

2. Sometime today literally count your blessings. Take out a sheet of paper and write out at least 20 blessings in your life. I guarantee that it will change your perspective on your day!


Psalm 46:10, Ezekiel 34:31, Psalm 116:17

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