Count Your Blessings

I have discovered that blogs containing regular features tend to have more consistent readers. Of course, this leads to more likes, comments, shares, reblogs, etc. Link parties are one way for all participants to increase their readership.

Now to answer this weeks question:

What did God do for you this week that you didn’t ask for?

Let’s start with where the question came from.

My friend Chris loves to ask people, “What did God do for you this week that you didn’t ask for?” . It is a great conversation starter and a wonderful way to remind us that God is ALWAYS working behind the scenes. She has asked me this question 100’s of times and I have never been unable to answer it.

During an especially hard season in our small group this question became even more important as our dear friend Tara was battling Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Sometimes the answers were hard to hear because they were not necessarily fun or exciting things. For example, “the smell of food didn’t make me nauseous after my treatment yesterday”.

Dear reader, God does not have to wait for a prayer request to act on your behalf. He loves you so much that he could not possibly limit Himself to things that we can think or imagine. I assure you that if you look for them you will see God’s blessings every single day.

Today, I had an impromptu meeting with someone that gave me great peace in a rather uncomfortable situation. I am so grateful to my Heavenly father for this gift that I just had to share it with you.

Count Your Blessings

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.

So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.

Tell Me Thursday.

Each week I will pose a question for us to ponder and expound upon.

Below is this week’s topic as well as the Terms & Conditions. I hope you will join me.

What did God do for you this week that you didn’t ask for?

1) Write your post & publish it on your blog.

2) Tag the original post for the week at the beginning or end of your post.

3) Add your URL to the link-up

4) Interact with at least two other posts – like, comment, share

5) If you do not have a blog you can still share your story on the weekly post at My Life in Our Father’s World or via my Facebook page of the same name.

6) All links are sorted randomly to enable all participants an equal chance to gain new readers.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


  1. I think that video of wonderful gospel singing is an unexpected blessing! What a talented young man! Just linked up and will try to participate in this new venture of yours. Looking forward to seeing what the topics might be!

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  2. Wonderful post! “Count your blessings, one by one…” Oftentimes, we are tempted to lump our blessings together…When we list them each on their own, a different pattern emerges. We see that God is working on so many different areas of our lives at one time.. Such a great question…What has God done in your life this week? Little blessings are tucked into the fabric of everyday life…

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