Count Your Blessings
Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel.
The king of Moab wanted Balaam to curse Israel (Numbers 23). Balaam tried to curse Israel, but he was unable to. Balaam could only speak blessings as the Lord gave him words to say. In this passage, we find that he blessed Israel by saying that they would flourish like a well-watered garden.
It is very important to occasionally stop and think about all the ways in which God has blessed us. Even when life hurts, we have many blessings to thank God for. Here is a way to use the word BLESS to count our blessings.
B is for body. Thank God for physical health and the ability to walk, run, play, breathe, and think. Pray for people who can’t enjoy these things.
L is for labour. Praise God for jobs and income that help to meet your needs. Thank God for your employer and the people you work with.
E is for emotions. Thank God for joy, peace, contentment, and more.
S is for social. We are blessed with relationships. Thank God for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, friends, and all relationships in your local church.
S is for spiritual. Thank God for salvation in Jesus Christ. Praise God for forgiveness, prayer, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the hope of eternal life.
May each of us learn to say, “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.”
Lord, what a great God you are! Your blessings overflow every day. May I be a blessing to others. Amen.