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 thought-provoking question to ponder because many of us fail to see that we are so very blessed! Sadly, if the question above were to become a reality, some of us might wake up with nothing.
I know I’ve been guilty of days where I’ve focused more on the negative instead of all the positive blessings from God. But, have you realized that our Heavenly Father daily loads us with benefits and blessings? He’s so good to us!
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)
“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.
We can establish a more “grateful” attitude by deciding not to take our everyday activities for granted. As we learn to appreciate with mindfulness ALL of our surroundings, we will become more “thankful” for the tiniest things as well as the big things in our life.
If you can not think of one single thing for which God has bless you… may I remind you that 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 every single day!?!
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. Say, “Good morning, Lord! Thank you for granting me another day!”
2. When you turn on the faucet to begin washing your face, thank God for the running water — for the money that paid your water bill — for the job that provided the money — for the convenience of having indoor plumbing. (So glad that I don’t have to run to an outhouse on cold, 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 in 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!
As you can see, we’re surrounded with God’s blessings on a daily basis. Yes, we’re loaded! We have to purposefully take time to become aware of those little blessings as we go throughout our day. BUT, the practice of waking up and seeings God’s blessings will also put us in the right frame of mind and attitude for our day ahead.
There’s sooo much more that could be mentioned about all of God’s blessings — 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!
God bless you and your family,
Thanks for making us remember the little things.
This post moved me to tears…and though its old, thank you for sharing.
Thanks so much for your heartfelt comment. It’s such an encouragement to me!
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.
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!
Sarah Jane Gagno
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.
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!
Sarah Jane Gagno
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…
Sarah Jane Gagno
I mean Philippines. Sorry for the error.
Yes, definitely the Philippines right now need our extra prayers. 🙂
So much for me to be thankful for… most of all my eyesight. Without it, I would not be the photographer that I am. This, I LOVE, my passion!
Yes, I’ve often thought about what a gift our eyesight is… God has created so many beautiful things for us to see… I would really hate to miss it! I don’t take that for granted!
I bless God because I can wake up and pray every morning.
Waking up each day is a miracle and a blessing by God. We don’t know what will happen next or when we will die. We must thank God for waking us every day.
Jesus sought me and found me…. I was the one wandering sheep for whom he left the ninety nine. He gave me a great family…. And so much Providence…. His presence his protection….. A lovely church family. A beautiful city.
Amen! So wonderful!
Debra M Klopp
I am thankful for the 3 kisses my little 17 month old grandson give me spontaneously yesterday. High point of my day!
I am thankful for the visit from my daughter and the cup of coffee she gave me.
I am thankful for the beautiful sunset yesterday.
I am thankful for the Lord – he is amazingly wonderful to me.
Debra, Aw… you are so blessed indeed. It’s those little blessings which are daily hugs from God. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!