How to Wake Up and See God’s Blessings Each Morning

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How to Wake Up and See God’s Blessings Each Morning

The other day, someone on Facebook posted a thoughtful question… “What if you woke up tomorrow morning with ONLY the things you thanked God for today?

It’s such a thoughtful question to ponder because many of us fail to see that we are so very blessed!  (Sadly, some of us might wake up with nothing!)

Psalms 68:19 says,  “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah”

I asked my Facebook friends to share some of their daily blessings with me.  (I actually wanted to hear their blessings, because I just needed some encouragement that day.)

One missionary friend shared her list:

1.) We have water in our tanks.
2.) My friend just received her 1st refrigerator, she’s 36 and it’s been her dream for the 13 years that I have known her.
3.) Helped a new friend understand a biblical principle.
4.) Read Psalms 50 with 4 other friends and marveled at the Greatness of God. “cattle upon a thousand hills”
5.) Someone prepared a meal for me and also did the cleaning.
6.) Two of my five children “visited” with me today.
7.) My husband told me “You’re beautiful!”
8.) Got to post and share my blessings with you. :o)

I responded:

“Your numbered blessings were a real blessing to me! Some of the things that we think are so small or insignificant are real blessings that we might fail to give God credit for!”

But if you take a closer look at her list,  you’ll realize that her blessings are not particularly “material” things (such as jewelry or a new dress) .  For instance, the privilege of helping a friend or encouraging a friend in God’s Word…or the simple “freedom” and “privilege” to hold God’s Word in your hand to read it are blessings that we might overlook.

As we become more “grateful”…we become more “thankful” for the tiniest things as well as the biggest things.

The cross of Calvary where Jesus laid down His life that we might have eternal Hope — Life everlasting — our sins paid for in full! — is yet the biggest blessing we have to enjoy everyday.

So how do we wake up and see God’s blessings each morning?

1. Before you stick your big toe out from underneath the covers — thank God for your first breath upon waking up.  Each breath is a blessing from God.

2. When you turn on the faucet to prepare to wash your face, thank God for the running water — for the money that paid your water bill — for the convenience of having indoor plumbing.  (So glad for that on frosty winter mornings. lol)

3.  When you head to the kitchen to prepare for breakfast — thank God for the food that’s in your fridge and your cupboards.  Some people won’t have the privilege to eat today!

4.  When you get dressed, thank God that you have fresh clothing to wear — the fact that you have clothes is a blessing — and the fact that you have clean clothes is an added blessing.  (Those wash machines save us tons of scrubbing hours! lol)

5.  If you can see, hear, talk or walk — then you’re doubly blessed because so many cannot do some of these things.  If you have good health — then consider it a triple blessing on top of that!

There’s sooo much more that could be mentioned here — more than I could ever write in a blog post…please share your blessings below.  I’d love to hear your comments.  They’ll be a blessing to me as well as to other readers!


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  1. Roger says:

    Thanks for making us remember the little things.

  2. Crystal says:

    This post moved me to tears…and though its old, thank you for sharing.

  3. Rhonda White Rhonda White says:

    Thanks so much for your heartfelt comment. It’s such an encouragement to me!

  4. Robert says:

    I’m blessed to have a job, healthy children, to live in Anchorage, Ak. So close to wonderful scenery and the mountains. 5 of the past 6 weeks I’ve been riding up one of the 2 big mountain rides, near home. I’m thankful for the strength to be able to do these things.

  5. Rhonda White Rhonda White says:

    It must be a beautiful site there, Robert! God’s wonderful creation is something to really enjoy! And yes, I praise God for my strength and health…so many don’t have that. I don’t want to take it for granted. Thanks for sharing your comment!

  6. Sarah Jane Gagno says:

    I am blessed that we are stil very much alive. Praise God. After we have gone through series of calamities such as earthquake, multiple aftershocks, then a tornado and after few weeks we had this super typhoon ” Yolanda ” , and again another earthquake. I know for sure this is God’s wake up call for everybody to repent and turn to Him. We will just put our trust on Him and keep our faith going.

  7. Rhonda White Rhonda White says:

    Sarah Jane, I’m so glad to hear that you’re keeping the faith! And glad indeed you’re safe….there’s been so many earthquakes and such, just as God’s Word has said there would be in the last days. I do believe we’re under God’s judgment…and God is surely urging our nations to repent and turn back to Him. Thanks so much for taking time to comment!

  8. Sarah Jane Gagno says:

    Thank you so much for this site. I know Pholippines are one of the most prayerful country. Definitely God will heal our land in His time. God bless…

  9. Sarah Jane Gagno says:

    I mean Philippines. Sorry for the error.

  10. Rhonda White Rhonda White says:

    Yes, definitely the Philippines right now need our extra prayers. :)

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