Day 10 ~ Invisible Blessings!

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6–11

There are blessings in your life and mine that “no eye has seen, nor ear heard” (v. 9)— blessings that only show themselves by not showing up. Today, try listing as many of these things to be grateful for as you can think of. For example, think of the miles you’ve driven without getting a flat tire. Think of the big tree out front that’s never dropped a damaging limb on your house. Think of a destructive sin or habit the Lord has kept you from being tempted by. Perhaps you’re hobbled by a medical problem or two, but think of a dozen you’ve never experienced.

Look at all the benefits on your growing list of gratitude inducers, and by backing them into reverse like this, you’ll find your blessings multiplying at an amazing rate.
Gratitude can (and should) lead us to intercession. A good prayer starter is to ask God to remind you of those who do suffer from some of the things He’s spared you from. Lift these people up to Him today.

Pray for a Grateful Heart
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the many unseen and unheard ways You have spared me heartache and trouble and inconvenience. Remind me of Your care as I go throughout my day, and prompt me to intercede for my loved ones who are in need today. Thank You! 

Life Applications:

Oh, what a happy child I am, although I cannot see!
I am resolved that in this world contented I will be!
How many blessings I enjoy that other people don't!
So weep or sigh because I'm blind, I cannot - nor I won't.

Fanny Crosby, (one of the best known Hymn writers of all time) was blind. She had so many possible reasons to complain. She could have made herself the most miserable creature on earth, and received adequate sympathy, but she wouldn't be known today. She could have regretted her blindness, and despised God for making her that way, but instead she choose to be grateful for the blessings she enjoyed. She did what she could, with excellence. She used her life to write about her blessed Savior and to compose many of the hymns we know and love today. How is this possible? It's all because she choose to see the invisible blessings of life. We all have circumstances in our lives that are less than desirable. If we wanted to, we could find numerous reasons to complain, regret, and blame others throughout our lives. But that will not bring any benefit for us, nor any blessings to others who know us. We must look past our challenges, and view the invisible blessings and ways that God has protected us each and every moment. We must choose to be grateful, and be content with our life, so that we can move forward in faith, and allow God to be glorified through our success. For we know that whatever good comes from our lives is only a result of His invisible blessings each and every day!

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