Discipleship

A Simple Exercise to Put Your Blessings into Perspective

Is today a “down” day? Are your children suffering from a serious case of the “ungrateful bug”? Do you feel distracted and unfocused in your walk with God?

Here’s a simple exercise to put your blessings back into their proper perspective.

STEP 1: Get a piece of paper and something with which to write.

STEP 2: Read Psalm 124. A Song of Ascents. Of David.

___ If it had not been the LORD who was on our side—
_____ let Israel now say—
___ if it had not been the LORD who was on our side
_____ when people rose up against us,
___ then they would have swallowed us up alive,
_____ when their anger was kindled against us;
___ then the flood would have swept us away,
_____ the torrent would have gone over us;
___ then over us would have gone
_____ the raging waters.

___ Blessed be the LORD,
_____ who has not given us
_____ as prey to their teeth!
___ We have escaped like a bird
_____ from the snare of the fowlers;
___ the snare is broken,
_____ and we have escaped!

___ Our help is in the name of the LORD,
_____ who made heaven and earth.

STEP 3: Write these words across the top of your piece of paper:

“IF IT HAD NOT BEEN THE LORD WHO WAS ON MY/OUR SIDE…”

STEP 4: Take 15 minutes to personally answer David’s 3,000-year-old call for reflection. Fill in the blank. Make a bullet-point list.

STEP 5: Bow your head and incline your heart in prayer to the God who has preserved Psalm 124 that you might read it and be reminded today.

___ Our help is in the name of the LORD,
_____ who made heaven and earth.

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