Count Your Blessings by Mike Moore

Mark Batterson wrote in his book, If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities: “If you woke up this morning with more health than illness- you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation- you are better off than 500 million people in the world. If you can attend a church meeting, or not attend one, without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death-you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep-you are richer than 75 percent of this world. If you have money in the bank or in your wallet, or spare change in a dish someplace -you rank among the top 8 percent of the world’s wealthy. If you can read this book-you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all. So, count your blessings and remind everyone how blessed we all are!”

I don’t know about you, but I need to be reminded of this on a regular basis. Too often we (I) get caught up in what we don’t have or what we think we need and forget on how God has truly blessed us.

As this year draws to a close, may we stop and thank our God for the many blessings we have and pray for a regular reminder to be grateful for the many blessings we have.