Count Your Blessings

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Genesis 9:1 HCSB

There are many times that I am amazed at how God has richly blessed me. First, God has blessed me with the gift of His Son that has provided forgiveness of my sins and the promise of eternal life. Additionally, God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, four great children, and five grandchildren. He has also allowed me to work as a minister at a great church and work with an amazing staff. God is good!

This verse tells us that God blessed Noah and his sons. God provided the ark to protect Noah and his family from the flood waters. He also provided for their needs and took care of all of the animals on the ark so the earth could be replenished. We don’t know exactly how God blessed Noah, but we can assume that things went well for Noah and his family once they exited the ark.

Challenge: We can’t explain why some people seem to be blessed more than others. Some very good people seem to have difficult times while people who do not follow God are seemingly blessed with worldly possessions. Our definition of God’s blessing is different from God’s definition. God is in control and He knows what is best for each person. What we may see as a difficulty may be what is best for that person because we cannot see the future. Count your blessings and thank God for all He has done for you.

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