O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I'll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don't forget a single blessing! (Psalm 103v1,2 The Message)
In the margin of my Bible I have written, "remember what God has done in my life, do not lose track of my stories."
Sometimes our blessings do not come wrapped looking as such. I have a friend that has had to move several times in the last few years. One of the recent moves certainly did not look like a blessing at the time. Later, she found out that during a heavy rain storm the house flooded. Had they still been living there they would have lost most of their belongings.
Taking the time to look back at God's faithfulness in our lives, helps us to know in the midst of the hard times, (though things do not look so) we have a God who is on our side, who has our best in mind - always!
Advent reading for Wednesday: Psalm 103v1-10; Isaiah 40v25-31; Matthew 11v28-30
Papa, thank you for your faithfulness! Thank you for your loving kindness. Thank you for the many blessings you have given to us, so many I believe we have not even been aware of. As we make preparations to celebrate Christmas, your birthday, may we take the time to look back at your hand in our lives. And give you praise.