Whatever life offers us we have to be asute in our perceptions of it. While reading an older issue (December 2010) of Essence magazine I was impressed and reminded of this. While reading the editor-in-chief, Angela Burt-Murray's editorial, "Blessed Assurance" I immediately found myself creating a list of God grace, love, and mercy towards me. She shared how (she) or we can become focused on what didn't happen, or those issues that happened and appear to challenge our lives. But she then looks away from those issues and their perceived negativity and wraps up her year in this simple statement, "Be mindful of all the ways God has touched you with HIS favor this year."
Psalms 103:2, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:" How has the love and favor of God touched your life today? Awaken each day with these words, "Bless the LORD O my soul, and I WILL NOT forget all your benefits towards me!" In fact, why not develop a monthly, weekly, daily journal of God's direction, instruction, protection, and blessings to you?My Blessing List
Life is wonderful
My family is awesome
My friends are truthful
My creative juices are flowing
My ideas are serving me and others
My ability to love is unlimiting
My joy is spontaneous and combustible
My physical is whole and wholesome
My spirit is liberated and liberating
My faith is overcoming my fears
My vision is clarifying
My tongue is declaring
My God is restoring...
MY! MY! MY! God is truly blessing me.
MY! MY! MY! God is wonderfully showing me
His loving grace and marvellous Power!
Glory to His Name!