I'm sitting listening to Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Mary Mary minister to my soul. The song, Counting My Blessings. This song reminds us to count our blessings and look at what God has done.
I find this fitting as my first post of the new year. There has been a SHIFT in the air for months. There has been a calling of His people for months.
Time for moaning and groaning has passed. Is that to say that all bad days are behind. No, there will still be hills and mountains to climb but.......
God is Good!!! There is no way you can go day in and day out and not realize how good God is. If you can, then I'll ask, what God are you serving????
Today, I count my blessings for what the Lord has done. I'm counting the goodness that He bestowed upon me, the grace, the mercy, the love that He gives continuously. When I don't see, He does. When I feel off, He balances me. When I hear what I think is crazy, He silently waits until I pause so He can restore my mind.
Oh, yes, I'm counting my blessings and naming them one by one. I was talking to a sister in Christ last night and she mentioned the Cherubim that sit and call out Holy, Holy, Holy. No, we aren't sitting on the throne of grace but because He is Who He is, we still can call out Holy, Holy, Holy.
I told someone not long ago, that I had found my joy and refused to allow anyone to take it. No sooner than I said it, here came a rough patch. Guess what, my joy is still here. My joy is predicated on the joy of God not of man. My joy is rooted in the love the King has for me. My joy flows like the river of Living Water because that is who I serve - The Living Water. The Replenisher. The Life Giver. God!!! The One and true God!! The I Am that I Am!!! Rose of Sharon and Lilly of the Valley!!! Yep, Him!!!!
Psalm 103 (NLT)
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
6 The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7 He revealed his character to Moses and his deeds to the people of Israel. 8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. 9 He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. 10 He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. 11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. 12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. 13 The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. 14 For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. 15 Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. 16 The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here. 17 But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children 18 of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments!
19 The Lord has made the heavens his throne; from there he rules over everything.
20 Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. 21 Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will! 22 Praise the Lord, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.