Count Your Blessings

Scripture For Meditation: PSALM 103:1-5; PSALM 100:4-5

For some of us, the period leading to the end of the year is sometimes the least likely for us to be in a thankful mood.

We get so consumed or overwhelmed by the expenses that invariably come with the season and maybe contrast these against the backdrop of unfulfilled expectations and disappointments of the outgoing year, and wonder if there is anything really to be thankful for.

On this second day of our fasting, we would do well to begin by writing down some of the things that God has done in our lives / families over the months; let’s count and name our blessings as a testament of God’s faithfulness.

Let’s acknowledge His goodness to us and honour Him with the fruit of our lips. As the Psalmist says in the Psalms that we read earlier, we are encouraged not to forget all His benefits. Thanksgiving opens the door for us to enter into His presence and also helps to remind us about the goodness and track record of the faithful God before whom we have prepared to wait again in hope.

Lift up your hands in thanksgiving; lift up your voice in praise. Declare His faithfulness, sing of His goodness and recount His loving kindness towards you and your household. Appreciate Him and acknowledge His favourable dealings with you; speak well of Him and bless His holy Name. Amen.


Pastor Wale Ola