This week I want to welcome everyone who is participating in The Mind of Christ Experiment to Thankful Thursday.
When I was a kid and my brother, sister and I would start whining and complaining my mother would have none of it. She would immediately burst into song and sing over our small voices. Probably to drown out the noise of it all but it is a lesson that has stuck in my head all these years later. She would sing:
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.
I looked the song up. (I love Google.) It was written by Johnson Oatman Jr. in 1897.
Now read the lyrics from the first verse:
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 has done
Whatever you are complaining about today, stop right now and start to sing. Count your many blessings and see what God has done.
If you are journaling, write your blessings, write them one by one. I promise this exercise is vital to transformation.
If you are blogging, and stop here each week to give praise to Jesus, I am sooo glad you are here. I have a quick praise to share with you. On Saturday my teen daughter attended her very first Home Coming Dance.
The Home Coming Dance is waaaay different than when I attended High School. Today all the girls gather in packs and go together. I guess it is the same for the guys. They all meet up and dance the night away.
My daughter left for the dance with three of her BFFs hoping for that elusive Cinderella moment to occur at the dance. Her moment you ask? It wasn't a foot popping kiss. It was only to be asked by a boy to dance.
The last dance of the night arrived and out of the crowd stepped an older and taller young man. He asked my baby girl to dance a slow dance.
My daughter arrived home and said with twinkling in her eyes, "Mom, it happened. My Cinderella moment."
Ahhhh, all is right with the world!
She then said, "Mom, I heart Jesus."
What more could a mother want.
Tell me about your Cinderella Moment? I can't wait to read your thankful list as you also count your blessings and name them one by one.
Be Blessed, Lynn.
PS. I am counting and I am at number 10,968...... and still going! Amen! Changes your whole perspective.
Share your voice, heart and love in the comments.
Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.