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Count It Again

How good it is to give thanks to the Eternal
    and to praise Your name with song, O Most High;
To speak of Your unfailing love in the morning
    and rehearse Your faithfulness as night begins to fall. –Psalm 92:1-2 (VOICE)

I woke up Saturday morning early with this thought rolling around my spirit, Recount His faithfulness.

I let it turn over and over. Count it again. 

wealthI recently discovered I had made an error on an Excel spreadsheet I created for our taxes last year. Because I had failed to place a comma in my formula, I thought I had made a tremendously greater income than I had actually produced last year. I thought last year that it wasn’t right, but I couldn’t figure out what had happened so we then had to pay when we were expecting a refund.

When I was comparing the spreadsheet from this year with the one from last year, I noticed my mistake almost immediately. My heart sank. Why couldn’t I have seen this last year? It certainly would have saved us a great deal of stress and strain, but the good news is we can file an amendment and possibly get back what we missed.

You can stare at a problem. You can roll over that problem over and over and never come up with anything different. Can I encourage you? Count it again. Not what the problem or situation is costing you. Look straight into the glory of His own love and faithfulness.

He won’t leave you at a deficit. He has saved, healed, provided for, delivered, encouraged, blessed, and so much more. Not just once, but over and over. Rehearse that. Count on that.

As I further prayed early this last Saturday morning, I heard this in my spirit,

As you position yourself in gratitude, you will position yourself for the next breakthrough.

There isn’t any way to recount His faithfulness and not come out grateful. He invites us into that position so that He can exert His faithfulness once again. Again, meditating on the problem won’t bring the solutions you crave.

Opening up to Him in gratitude for the great things He has done will lift you in praise.

“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
If you keep to my path,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God.” –Psalm 50:23 (NLT)

What are your thoughts on this? Do you have trouble in the fight remembering His faithfulness? How do you stay in gratitude?

2 Comments

  1. Oh Jason, this was soooo good. I do have to fight my natural tendency to be negative and pessimistic. And yes, I have to fight sometimes to remember His faithfulness. I love the idea of “re-counting.” Counting our blessings is good, but RE-counting them, intentionally remembering them once again is better!

    GOD BLESS!

    (Oooo, I hate accounting errors…)
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    • I especially hate accounting errors that cost me money I didn’t have! A frustrating thing. Anyway, I’m being amazed how strengthened I am to remember the ways He’s helped me in the past. It looked dark and almost hopeless, but He made a way. If He did it then, He’ll do it again! Thanks so much, Sharon.

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