Count Blessings

This is the fourth day in the weeklong series Cultivating Deep Roots. Find yesterday’s post here.

Blessed is the one 
who does not walk in step with the wicked 
or stand in the way that sinners take 
or sit in the company of mockers, 
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, 
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree
planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither —
whatever they do prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3, NIV

Psalm 1 begins with the words “blessed is the one.” When we root ourselves in the way of Jesus, we experience God’s blessings, and yet so often we move through our days blind to the ways He is working. Then when life gets hard, we’re tempted to believe that God is silent to our needs and desires. In I Thessalonians 2:16-18, we’re instructed to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” An excellent way to count our blessings is to keep a journal, listing the ways God is at work. To encourage this practice, we’re giving each woman who signs up for our next study — Embracing God’s Rest — a journal for this very purpose. Will you name the ways God’s blessings are evident in your life?