The mind can sometimes get clogged with everyday life and forget the blessings. It’s easy for most people to not remember, at those times where they question if God answers their prayers or they’re just tripping. Try writing down your blessings and you’ll see how one – two – three will run over pages.
I started a gratitude book mid 2019. Apart from seeing it somewhere and being advised to do so, I also felt I didn’t really pay attention to the little blessings —sometimes I wouldn’t even regard them as blessings or things I should be grateful for. Thus, some months ago and led by the Holy Spirit, I started a gratitude book (or journal). I started putting down a lot and was surprised…like wow! I’m not really used to keeping journals so I don’t write in it as often as I should, but I try to push myself to and find time.
Let’s cut to the chase!
Reasons why I started a gratitude book
Record of blessings
This is basically why I started it. It’s a gratitude journal, where I put down all the things I’m grateful to GOD for, day to day.
The mind can sometimes get clogged with everyday life and forget the blessings.
Makes me more conscious of GOD’S work in my life
The best thing you can dare to do, is to be conscious of God’s hand in the workings of your life (most especially if you give it all to him).
Like I wrote earlier, sometimes the mind gets clogged up with daily activities and one might forget. Journalling and referring back keeps one grounded. I need to say, being conscious of GOD and the Holy Spirit makes all the difference. It gives hope 😀.
To look back at things I’ve overcome by His grace
Ah, ever prayed “Lord help me love” then you get pissed but immediately remember not to cuss out or kiss your teeth, but respond with a smile? Yess. That’s the Lord’s doing and worth being grateful for.
A gratitude journal is simply used to refer back. I can’t stress this enough.
Ignoring the liar“Am I tripping”
_ when you pray but it’s just bueh😛
What do you do? You pick up your Bible and speak God’s promise, then you go on to your journal and see what HE has been doing for you.You cannot write down everything, there’s a lot of things we people ignore or just look over — if we plan to, it wouldn’t contain the biggest books on the planet.
However, it’s best to write down things you remember and are dear to you.If you can’t find any, being a able to crease your lips into a smile is one of them..being able to read or listen to the Bible is a blessing 😊.
Have you started a gratitude book?
How is it going?
What are your reasons for a gratitude book/ journal?
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