Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"count your blessings name them one by one"

As often happens when I sleep really well I woke up this morning with a hymn stuck in my head and I was singing it over and over. This morning my song of choice was "Count Your Blessings" I believe it was The Father's way of telling me not to get so caught up in our house buying that I forget to take notice of the blessings around me. It's safe to say that buying a house is easily one of the most stressful things in life. But God is always in control and I should remember not to stress myself out over the details.


Matthew 6:19-21 says:
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

I thank my amazing God for this beautiful reminder to not discount the blessings I've already been given.


When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings. Wealth can never buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done



So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be disheartened, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done





Later Alligators....

Mrs. A

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Love that song! Such an oldy but a goody!

Ria Thurston said...

SO. NEEDED. THIS!

Thank you for your comment earlier... I am excited about it & just know God has so much in store & MANY things to be greatful for.

Bless you!

Alissa said...

Such sweet thoughts, thanks for sharing :)

Jen said...

thank you for the much needed reminder! living a life of thankfulness sometimes competes with living a life of selfishness {at least for me anyway} and i love to be shaken a little...GET IT TOGETHER...look at the love the Father has lavished on you!

Thanks Mrs. A!
Jen

d.a.r. said...

Loved reading this today!!

Simply Me said...

new follower! :)

LeAnna said...

LOVE this song! I too have woken up many a morning humming it. Praise God for His faithfulness!

Jax said...

Love this.. good to hear it right now, too... :)

ReJOYce! said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing it! Have a Great Weekend!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

Love that!