Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 3 of the 21 Day Challenge

Day 3
Today's focus is on the blessings in your life.
I have in the past kept a blessing journal that I wrote all of my blessings for the day in.  Now on Thursdays for my blog I do a Thankful Thursday.  I do this for two reasons.  One, to foccus my attention on the things that are good in my life to help out weigh the bad.  Life is full of blessings if we take time to notice.  Even when bad things happen I try to look at the positive and the blessing behind them.  It reminds me of Pollianna playing the glad game.  The other reason is to glorify God.  If my kids never said thank you for anything, do you think that I would keep wanting to do things for them?  How do we treat God when we complain constantly about the messy house that we live in when other people don't have a home.  The terrible ways our kids act when some can not have children.  Or the jobs we hate to to go to when there are so many unemployed.  An ungrateful heart is a slap in the face to the God who blesses us so richly.  Develop a grateful heart and look for the good in all things, because we know that He works all things for the good for those who are in Christ.
You can link up with Summer who started all of this on her blog.
I love this song that I leave you with.


Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I couldn't agree more. There are so many ways to look at circumstances. Even when something seems to be all negative, there is always a little something positive that can come of it.

Crystal said...

That is one of my favorite songs to sing!!! Right now, in our TEAMS group, we were just taught to give thanks to our Lord, in all trials. Even though we might not be truly thankful, it is a discipline and we will be thankful, eventually. We are blessed in one way or another. We just have to look for it.

I am blessed by you. I just want you to know that. LOVE YA!