Meditating on God’s Blessings
We find that there is power and encouragement to be had in meditating on how God has blessed us in the past.
At home we keep a small box we call a ‘Blessings Box’. This box sits in our lounge and is where we store jottings about times when God has particularly blessed us.
Mostly these notes don’t get looked at that often. That is probably because when things are going well it is usually easy to be encouraged by what God has done for us without thinking too much about it. Also when things are going well we can usually easily see God in our lives, in the lives of others around us, and it is easy to be thankful for the myriad of blessings he showers on us.
We find this written record to be invaluable during rough patches when faith can get tested, current difficulties can crowd out memories of God’s faithfulness in the past and it may not be so easy to be encouraged by what is going on around us. A quick look at those notes that confirm how God has been faithful and has blessed us in the past is a wonderful encouragement at all times but especially when things are a bit rugged.
All Christians rejoice in and allow themselves to be encouraged by past blessings from God. Many may rejoice so often in what God has done for them that they never forget these blessings even when times are tough, but if any of you struggle at these times like we do, maybe a notebook or ‘Blessing Box’ could be invaluable.

Contributed by Bruce and Jeanette Phillips