Count your blessings

Our gratitude glorifies God as we exalt not the gifts, but the Giver. Gratitude helps us realize all we have comes not because of us, but from God.

"And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory." (1 Corinthians 4:15)

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Count your blessings, not sheep!  We’re told to get rid of the worry keeping us up at night. Gratitude helps us see that God’s hand is all over our circumstances. And God tells us when we give him our thanks, He gives us supernatural peace.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

This is a good time for a "menu."

When we first take time to thank God for what He has done in our lives, it draws us closer and closer to him, seeing clearly his faithfulness.

Count your blessings, name them one by one
Count your blessings, see what God has done.

The United States of America has a LOT to be thankful for. We have historically been a blessed people. Spend some time thanking God for his provision, his protection, for his will and plan for our nation and in your life. Be sure to thank him for the many blessings he gives! Be grateful.

Last step up next: Asking Him for His Will