We take for granted the commonplace and ordinary. Those things we see and experience every day become dull and mundane. Growing up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, I never realized how incredibly beautiful it was. That is, until I returned. It was like I had somehow missed God’s glorious creation.
Don’t let familiarity blind you to the reality of God’s blessings. We keep a song in our hearts when we, to borrow an old saying, “Stop and smell the roses.” Take time to notice all that God has done.
You don’t have to wait for a miracle or an extraordinary answer to prayer for a song of praise to arise in your heart in response to God. Look around you. Take inventory of God’s blessings in your life. Consider the people He has given you to love. Enjoy the beauty of His creation. Think upon the promises He has given you through the work of Jesus, your Savior. Count your blessings.
And when that song of praise arises in your heart, you will have reason to share your joy with others, “Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.” (Psalm 40:3b)
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