Counting Blessings

 

In line in front of a gentleman at Wal-Mart I couldn’t help but count my blessings.  The contents of his basket were simple & few. His clothes were tattered. His face & hair were unkempt. He fumbled with a few crumpled bills and muttered to himself. It was obvious he was trying to calculate if he had enough to cover the charge. I looked at my full basket and felt very … excessive. And from that time throughout the rest of the day I counted.

1. I never have to wonder whether or not I have enough money to pay for the contents of my basket. I know I do because my husband has an excellent job that more than meets our needs.

2. My children (or in fact, myself) have never even come close to going hungry.

3. I have a car that runs well and I have enough funds to keep it full of gas despite the high prices.

4. We live in a home that is cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.

5. We are surrounded by family & friends on whom we could lean in an emergency.

6. There have been precious few emergencies in my life.

7. My family is healthy. 8. I know many people whom I can trust to care for my children.

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14. ……….. Thank you, Lord for provision and care in every area of our lives. Help us to use it wisely and compassionately and to never take it for granted.

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