Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29

A challenge for today:

Starting today, document what you are grateful for. You can start a Gratefulness Journal recording at least one thing a day for which you are grateful. Or you can join the Instagram #100daysofgratitude phenomenon. Whatever you choose, if you are faithful to it you will find that having a grateful heart will change your perspective on life.


The blog article today is written by YOU! We’ll all chime in too! In the “Comments” box below please share at least one thing you are grateful for today or this week. Let’s have a flood of replies to remind us all that there is much more to be grateful for than we may feel we have. Sometimes the worries of life and the struggles of relationships and the fears about the future keep us so bound up we lose sight of all we are truly blessed with!

So whether it is Thanksgiving day you read this, or a week from now when things are settling down, as the old hymn tells us “Count your Blessings, Name them One by One!”

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

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

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