To maintain his strong faith during 40 years of wandering surrounded by faithless grumblers, Joshua must have been good at seeing God’s daily blessings. That’s the daily challenge for us, too—search for the blessings and avoid the naysayers. Today’s combative political environment and the constant barrage of social media makes that difficult. But God’s blessings are still there to be found. It’s worth the effort.
Questions for further thought:
1. As a general rule, do you tend to more easily see the negative or the positive?
2. Can you think of a time when an event you first saw as negative ultimately turned out to be positive?
Challenge: Do two things this coming week. First, watch carefully for God’s blessings. They may come in the form of things we take for granted. Write these down. Second, think back over the past year. Were there any events or circumstances which seemed negative at the time that ultimately turned out to be a positive? Write these down too. Make these practices habits.
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