Recognizing the Blessings Before Counting Them

4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

With these blessings, it’s easy to read past them quickly and miss some rich text.

Despite what Paul’s about ready to tell the Corinthians, he merely reiterates the need for the people to know the power of God’s grace in their lives. Yes, there are problems in their lives, but God has also richly blessed them.

Think about our own lives. We can always point to pain and heartache, but we can easily point to blessings God has given us.

Perhaps if we were to, as the hymnist wrote, “count your blessings, name them one by one” regularly, the heartache would be minimized. Life happens and pain is inevitable. What we do with it is God’s grace in our lives.

One response to “Recognizing the Blessings Before Counting Them”

  1. oh how I remember that song – we sang it all the time in church!

    Actually, I can’t keep up with all my blessings – sometimes it’s just too many to count! 😉

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