Deeper Day 186: Searching Out Blessings

Today I went for a walk with my son, Micah. As we reached a certain part of the dirt road we walk, I said, “Look over there Micah. There are always a bunch of dragonflies sitting over there.” He looked and marveled, and as we continued our walk, we would each point out the dragonflies we saw. Not long after, I saw one that could barely be noticed because the grasses it was surrounded with were so thick and high. I pointed it out to Micah, and he said, “Wow, you can barely see that one.” To which I replied, without thinking, “Yes, some blessings are harder to see than others.”

Talk about a “woah” moment. I immediately knew God was speaking to me, and that it was something I would share with you.

There are always blessings all around us. We just don’t always stop to notice, and I believe somewhere along the line we began to feel like if we had to struggle at all for something then it wasn’t a blessing. That is a lie. Right now, I’m walking through some things in life that are obvious blessings, but they are also requiring me to be stretched and grow. Honestly, that makes them a double blessing.

God is doing amazing things in America right now, but some of us only see the trials. I choose to see the blessings. The Bible assures us that “All things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” This means that even when things like covid happen, God will work blessings into that for me and my family. And that’s exactly what I’ve seen Him do. I guarantee if you look hard enough at your own life, you’ll see He’s done the same thing for you. Even during the insanity of riots, I see God using that to awaken the church. We must be stirred. We can no longer sleep. We must stand for God’s kingdom and upon His word.

I pray that today you will take an inventory. I pray that as you reflect on these last few months, you will begin to see things in a new light. I pray you will begin to see all the ways God has used this extra time to restore your family, or to give you renewed focus upon Him. Whatever it is, count your blessings. Write them down. Remember them daily. Soon you will discover that the world looks a little brighter and you feel a little lighter. I promise it is worth it!

Prayer Moment: God, help me to always see and acknowledge Your blessings in my life. Weave into my heart a thread of gratitude that is so thick that it overwhelms any downtrodden spirit. I know I am blessed. Thank You for that. Help me to walk in such a way that Your blessings are attracted to me. I love You, not for what You do but for Who You are. Thank You for being God. In Jesus name, Amen.

My soul faints with longing for Your salvation, but I have put my hope in Your word. Psalm 119:81

Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; You established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to the day, for all things serve You. Psalm 119:89-91