Confess Your Blessings

Daily Devotional: Day 37

“For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name” (Luke 1:49, KJV).

You often hear the expression, “Count your blessings.” But the fact is, many people don’t realize they’re blessed or just don’t think it important to take time and acknowledge God’s blessings in their lives. If people don’t know they’re blessed, it’s difficult for them to count their blessings and glorify God. At times, we get preoccupied with wanting more, and we even forget to be thankful for what we already have. God wants you to know your blessings, so you can count them and give him the glory. Your acknowledgement of God’s blessings in your life is an essential part of your Christian witness. It’s also a key aspect of fellowship with your Father. When you give a public acknowledgement of God’s blessings, you encourage and edify fellow believers, not to mention the positive influence your testimony can have on unbelievers. Remember: No blessing is insignificant. If you’re grateful for “small things,” you’ll be grateful also for greater things. Let’s look at Mary’s acknowledgement of her blessings in today’s Bible verse.

Mary had recently received news that she would give birth to the Messiah. Then, she learns from angel Gabriel that after years of waiting, Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, is pregnant. In haste, she goes to visit her. It was during this visit that Mary publicly confessed: “For he that is mighty hath done to me great things . . .” Sometimes, Christians hesitate to publicly confess their faith or what God has done for them. Mary wasn’t shy. She didn’t worry about what people would think of her. She knew that God had blessed her and she gave God glory. At times, we worry about people’s opinions, so we remain silent about what God has done. Declaring the goodness of God isn’t pride. God wants you to be confident, but not arrogant or boastful. Mary wasn’t arrogant, because she let everyone know that God alone was the source of her blessings. When you get the opportunity, don’t hesitate to confess God’s kindness toward you. Instead of stressing over things you don’t have, bless God for what you already have. If you’re reading this devotional, it means you’re still breathing. You can start by declaring with the Psalmist, “Let everything that breathes praise the LORD!” (Psalm 150:6, RSV). 


Father, I bless you for all the great things you have done for me. I thank you for all the good things in my life. Receive all the glory, in the Name of Jesus. Amen. (Enjoy this song).

For further study: Luke 1:46-55

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