new mercies this morning

God has been working on me in the gratitude area for a couple of years now, constantly reminding me of the importance of turning my heart to Him in thanksgiving. This morning, He reminded me through a devotional in Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s The Quiet Place. Here is her exhortation at the end of today’s reading:

Take a few moments to focus on and enumerate the mercies you have received from His hand since waking up this morning.

Well, I took her up on that and made a quick list of those new mercies that He’s given me since 5:45 this morning (in no particular order):

  • life — I woke up!
  • health
  • a comfortable home
  • electricity & hot water
  • a selection of clothes to wear
  • hot tea
  • internet/technology that connects me to others
  • His written Word in my language
  • the ability to read
  • godly teachers/books
  • quiet, uninterrupted time with Him
  • a job to get ready for
  • healthy children
  • my church
  • my small group that meets tonight & the material we’re studying together
  • family
  • friends
  • His relentless pursuit of my sanctification
  • a refrigerator and pantry filled with food
  • a reliable car

That’s just a quick pass at it! Oh, He’s good to me! How about you? What new mercies can you thank him for this morning?

Grateful,
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One thought on “new mercies this morning

  1. Love doing that! So encouraging. I write mine in a book, I am now on # 674 and still going at it. Such a great way to be grateful and it does cultivate gratitude. These days I rejoice daily in the mercies of being a grandmother. 🙂

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