COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

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Psalms 103:2
"Praise Yahweh, my soul, and don’t forget all his benefits,"

One of the surest ways of keeping sight of God's faithfulness amidst troubles and afflictions is to make a habit of counting the blessings you have received from the Lord. When you count your blessings, DOUBT ABOUT GOD'S FAITHFULNESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BOUND TO FADE AWAY. Some Christians fall into the temptation of blaming their problems on God's delayed intervention or refusal to make timely effort to come to their rescue. Some assume that God might be clueless and thus allowed them to live through difficulties. In the process, doubt and distrust in God sets in and erodes the believer's confidence in God. Consumed with the passion to derail the believers loyalty to God, the devil suggests reasons why believers should attribute unfaithfulness to God. However, if you could turn a deaf ear to the devil's suggestions and take an inventory of God's benevolence, the doubt which you might be nursing about God's faithfulness will surely lose the steam to keep you down.

Counting your blessings is also capable of strengthening your DESIRE TO DWELL AND WAIT ON THE LORD. When you consider God in retrospect, you would be able to put your finger on one or two instances of His interventions in your life. Whilst everything might not have the perfect shape you desire, you can be rest assured that God is working up your way to perfection. So, taking an inventory of His goodness in times past, comes with the assurance to keep hope alive. Hence, keep dwelling in His presence and not on the imperfections that bring worry and discouragements. Whilst the Psalmist had his troubles and fears, he chose to make God's presence His delight when he says, "One thing have I desired of the Lord...to dwell in His presence and to behold the beauty of the Lord." (Psalms 27:4). The beauty of God could be framed in your mind, if you make a habit of counting His goodness and mercies. And when you tarry in His presence, He carries you on eagles wings to surmount mountains and obstacles that might be hindering the attainment of your desired height of glory.

It goes without saying that counting your blessings would DRAW GOD'S ATTENTION, WHICH COULD BRING YOU INTO LIMELIGHT AND QUALIFY YOU FOR THE NEXT MIRACLE. One of the reasons why some Christians are not experiencing repeated and continuous miracles is because they do not make out time to count their blessings. Instead of expressing gratitude to God, they barrage Him with complaints and murmurings. However, those who count their blessings attract God's attention, for a release of new harvest of miracles. Hence, if you would perform a postmortem analysis of God's faithfulness in your life and appreciate His goodness, He will be moved to give you a fresh taste of His goodness. Whilst the end of the year is fast approaching, God can move you to new heights or respond swiftly to your long awaited request. Henceforth, count your blessings and will never lose sight of His faithfulness, which will provoke God to do more and more for you, in Jesus name.

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.

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