Friday, 29 October 2010

Count them

Sometimes, just sometimes we forget to be thankful.

God has blessed me so much and yet sometimes the first thing I do when talking to him is to ask for more. On one occasion Jesus healed ten men of Leprosy (Luke 17:12-19).  Only one came back to say thank-you.  Are you one of the nine or are you like the one who came back? I know which one I want to be but sometimes I am thoroughly ungrateful.

I think we need to count our blessings more, and we need to tell others about what we have to be thankful for.

You see being a witness for Christ is just that, telling others how He's blessed you. And we are called to be witnesses.  Of course sometimes life is very difficult.  It's at those times when it is most important to remember what God has done for us in the past, then we will find reassurance that He will not abandon us in the hard times.

So I would encourage you now to leave a wee comment to tell what you have to be thankful to God for.  This will be a reminder to anyone else reading this what a gracious and merciful God we have.


And a cheesy tune to cheer you up!

(Special thanks to CM for her wonderful link and apologies to JH for sharing it with others!)


  1. Do you mean me?!?'s grown on me!! :)
    Today, I am thankful that God's plans are good, and perfect, even though they are different than what we would ever plan for ourselves. And I am thankful for the ability to get excited in the face of change.
    And, in anticipation of our YF stay awake tonight...I am thankful for sleep! :)

  2. What a legend this CM is for sharing this little bit of joy with you.
    How can we not count our blessings when we compare our lives to others, we have clean unlimited water,safe for drinking, we have free education, food, clothes and shelter. I think often its so easy to focus on what's going wrong with our lives and not even consider the numerous blessings we've received.
    i say start counting.

    *rant over*

  3. I am thankful for the families that God gives us, whether they be biological or church families. What wisdom we receive and what joy and love we can share. God blesses us in so many ways even though we don't deserve any of it. He is a good God and Father.