Count Your Blessings- 30 Days Of Bible Verses And Devotionals For Thanksgiving.
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
It is that time of year again when we are more conscious of counting our blessings! Come count your blessings with me. I have prepared a Bible plan with 30 Bible verses focusing on three different areas-being content, praise, and thanksgiving. There are 30 daily devotionals, a prayer and gratitude journal, and a daily planner to help you order your day and take care of the overwhelm!
As I write this the whole world is in chaos and you might wonder how can you count your blessings and not your burdens?
How is it possible to thank God for His blessings in hard times?
These are the questions that I want to address and that is why we will be looking at 30 Bible verses in three different areas about being thankful for blessings.
Count your blessings, not your burdens:
The Bible tells us over 365 times not to worry and to 'cast your cares on the Lord,' (Psalm 55:22)
What is a 'care'?
A 'care' is any burden you carry that is too heavy for you so that it becomes all-consuming and takes your eyes off of God. But counting your blessings and remembering all that God has done in your life and remembering all He promises to do in the future will shift your focus back to where it belongs on God Almighty! A few months ago we had a Bible plan containing 31 Bible verses on God's Promises and you can read that post HERE.
How can you thank God for His blessings in hard times?
Being thankful to God has to be a choice especially when everything around you seems to be falling apart. It is a matter of the heart and choosing to trust that God has a good plan.
When you choose to count your blessings and keep your eyes on God instead of on your problems, you will find God's supernatural peace invade your heart and home.
When you have this attitude of heart, it actually opens up an avenue for God to bring His blessings.
Try to remember back to a time when you know that God stepped into a situation and His faithfulness will encourage you.
Bible verses about being thankful for blessings:
This Bible plan is divided into three sections-being content, praise, and thanksgiving.
Did you know that there is a difference between contentment and gratitude?
Gratitude is a measurement of our perspective on things, while contentment is a measure on the things we don't yet have. To be content is being able to say we want nothing more no matter how much or how little we have.
How is that possible?
It is only possible when we have surrendered our lives to God and trust in Him completely to provide what we need. Jesus has already gone to the cross and paid the costly price for our sins so that we can spend time for all eternity with Him.
My hope is to get to that same place that Paul the Apostle was in, to be able to say, "Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:11-13. This is one of the verses on the Count Your Blessings Bible plan.
Here is a list of the Bible verses that we will be studying for the next four weeks:
The list of scriptures and some journal pages are in the Resource Library. You can download them HERE.
I have also created an eBook called Count Your Blessings 30 Day Thanksgiving Devotional, Prayer Journal, And Daily Planner. It is available for free for the first week of November 2020 to celebrate the second birthday of Scriptural Grace! The past two years have gone so fast!
We will also be looking at these daily devotionals in our Facebook group-so if you haven't joined us there yet-please come join in. We have great conversations on each devotional and it is wonderful to read other people's opinions on each verse! You will find the Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group HERE.
This is one of the pages that you can download. It is also in the eBook, except it is set out for each day. The one in the Resource Library is only one page. It is designed to help you to dig deeper into each verse from our bible plan. You can print it out or download it to an app that reads PDF's such as iBooks or Adobe Fill And Sign. I have been enjoying using these apps. I purchased a cheap digital stylus pen and I have been having fun with it! I find it hard to write with but it's brilliant when you use it on your phone in the text boxes that you can place on the different sections on the PDF. I use it to tap on the keyboard. It is great for when I find stolen moments in my day to have some devotional time!
This is another journaling page to record your hopes, dreams, and plans for the day. Would you like to join me this month about being more intentional with your day? There are sections for you to plan your day. When you have your devotional time in the morning, you could use this page to prayerfully order your day. Let me know what you think of this journal page. You can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or on my Facebook page. Did you notice the little section at the top right corner? I think it would be helpful to have the day's verse written there as you will remember it throughout the day and it will settle deep within your heart. You will find this printable in the Resource Library HERE. Or if you would like the full set of 30 devotionals, prayer and gratitude journal, and a daily planner, you will find it HERE.
This is such a beautiful blessing. It is part of our Bible plan on counting your blessings. This is the devotional for Day 28. All the daily devotionals are short but mighty! There are questions to encourage you in your own devotional time and the journal pages are there for you to aid you in your devotional and prayer time. I'm also loving the daily planner. Please note that the free resource only has one page of each journal page but the eBook has one set for each day. This makes it easier if you are printing the eBook out. I am also hoping to offer this devotional resource as a printed book and that should be available soon!
We are nearing the end of our devotionals about counting our blessings. I had to include
Numbers 6:24-26 because in the latest season in the world they have become a symbol of hope.
I have heard them sung by choirs from all over the world.
God promised that this priestly blessing enabled by His name (his power and authority) to be placed on His people.
We have an incredible gift with these verses to pray over people.
These verses are powerful and perfect to pray over your loved ones or you could write them in a card or letter. In fact, I have designed with these verses on Christmas cards (you will find them in our shop!)
What is God saying to you through these verses?
Write out what you are thankful for today on the following journal page.
Have you planned out your day yet? Ask God to show you who needs your blessing today. Who needs you to talk to or who needs your help? (a sneak peek of our devotional!)
Let's talk about how to benefit from this list of scriptures:
I find that writing them out, allows you time to learn them and think about them more deeply. I have some pretty journal stationary with prompts to help you during your devotional time. It should take about 10 minutes to write each verse but spend as much time as you have, sitting in God's presence and listening for His Holy Spirit speaking to your heart, instructing, and guiding you.
Copying scripture and carrying it with us throughout the day, reading it and memorizing it, makes God's word a part of us. It renews your mind and calms your anxious heart. I have also added a page to help you plan and order your day. I'm looking forward to using these pages!
Take Action :
Download the scripture verse list, journal paper HERE.
Find a quiet place with your cup of coffee, Bible, and a favorite pen.
Pray as you write your scripture verse for that day.
Ask God to reveal Himself to you and listen for the Holy Spirit to speak to you.
If you feel convicted of something- confess it and ask for forgiveness.
If you feel moved to worship - worship God! Just enjoy His presence.
Most important: make an appointment with yourself, journal, and God every day for your scripture writing time. I find it works best for me to do it in the morning. It helps me to gain ' God's perspective' on my day. But you do it at your own perfect time. The important thing to remember is to do it and if you miss a day - just double up the next one!
We will be using these bible verses in the month of November as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there!
Here are a few of our other scripture writing plans that you might enjoy reading:
Godly Surrender HERE
Strong Wome In The Bible HERE
Knowing Who I am In Christ HERE
God's Promises - Scripture plan, you can read it HERE
Waiting On God, you can read it HERE.
Scripture plan to Battle Fear, you can read it HERE
28 Bible verses To Calm An Anxious Heart, you can read it HERE.
Light In The Darkness, you can read it HERE.
I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via email email@example.com or on our FACEBOOK page. It's all about His grace xx Karen.