Friends, greetings in Jesus Name! Today, I will be sharing with you on what I title, “Count Your BLESSINGS”. While at a church service recently, the preacher raised a song with the lyrics: “Count your blessings, name them one by one; count your blessings and see what the Lord has done; count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done”. Really, I was touched by the song. Why? More often than not, we preoccupy our minds over what the Lord hasn’t done for us, thereby forgetting how good and caring He has been in times past and present. With barely few weeks to say good-bye to 2020, many are already looking back in regret because of what they didn’t achieve. To them 2020 is an unfruitful year. If I may ask: Are you still breathing? Did you wake up this morning? Do you go out and come in safely each day? Did God shield you from COVID-19? Or you caught it but got delivered by God’s mercy? Do you feed yourself without a pipe being passed through your throat? Can you walk, talk, take shower, and put on clothes by yourself? Can you visit the toilet without difficulty? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then God has been so good to you. Really, if you doubt, visit the nearest hospital around you and see those whose needs are no longer to pursue a career, build a house, get a job or buy a car – but praying and hoping that one day they can be able to stand and visit the toilet without tubes attached to their body. I have seen people giving testimony of how God delivered them from sleeplessness – insomnia. But here you are – sleeping and waking up each day with ease – and yet you do not attach any importance to it. If God should cease the air that we breathe for few minutes, the entire mankind will go extinct. But unfortunately, many of us do not consider all these things. Our eyes are so glued to what God has not done, forgetting all His goodness. Listen, ingrates can never be great in life. Those with a heart full of gratitude will always receive more from God. Christmas is coming and the year is drawing to an end, and there is no money or food on the table. The question is: Can you still thank God in such situation? The answer is yes! Psalm 107:1 declares, “Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.” If you can thank God in moments of difficult times, then you set yourself up for more blessings from Him. Never carry a long face when things aren’t going the way you expect. If you do, it will only show how long you will remain in such situation. You should learn to maintain an attitude of praise even in trying times. It is the duty of the devil to always throw at you pictures of your unmet needs so you can despise God for being uncaring. But let the devil know that being alive is enough testimony to be thankful to your God. Count your blessings and name them one by one – and you will be amazed how it outweighs what God has not done. Have a FANTASTIC and FULFILLED Week! With love, Elvis!