How do you count your blessings? Or do you? Do you consider yourself blessed?
Ever since I was little, I am not the one who considers material things as a type of special blessings. Don’t get me wrong, who wouldn’t want those luxuries in life. I just don’t base my blessedness in those. At times, this overly simple life and wants of mine make me look like I am the most boring person ever, one who don’t want to excel in life and have no dreams. Have you ever felt that way? I mean who wouldn’t. We live in a world where “blessedness” is measured by how much we have accomplished and how much we have.
“Let him not lie to himself and trust in what is empty. For what is empty will be his reward.” Job 15:31 NLV
Gone are the days where we could be considered blessed because we have food in the table. Or better yet a family to share the food with. That we can afford to provide decent clothes for our children regardless if it is branded or not. Where having a roof in your head or heat to keep you warm in the cold days and air to keep you comfortable in the summer are just but a daily necessity. We have forgotten that these things that we take for granted are luxuries to some.
“And then he prayed, “God, I’m asking for two things
before I die; don’t refuse me—
Banish lies from my lips
and liars from my presence.
Give me enough food to live on,
neither too much nor too little.
If I’m too full, I might get independent,
saying, ‘God? Who needs him?’
If I’m poor, I might steal
and dishonor the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8 MSG
I am blessed! You are too! Jesus died for us so that we may live!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
When was the last time you count your “real” blessings?
All good things,