So I can’t be the only one who kept reading about the Jar of Blessings and thought “No one actually does this”, right? I mean I’ve been in a lot of people’s homes and have not seen one jar sitting around. So I thought it was bunk…until I tried it. In January of 2015 I thought I’d give it a try…with a digital spin. Instead of using an actual jar I created a notebook in Evernote and jotted down blessings throughout the year. Since Evernote is cloud based I was able to jot down notes anytime anywhere. Granted, I was new at it and probably missed jotting down multiple things but every now and then I’d jot something down and think how blessed I truly am.
Towards the latter part of 2015 I was feeling less and less blessed. Just dealing with my own junk and extended family issues drew me away from focusing on blessings and caused me to focus on trials and issues instead. But then recently as I was going over some lists in Evernote I saw the Jar of Blessings notebook and decided to look through it. I was shocked at my perception of God’s blessings; little things that I was greatful for, tiny events that others might ridicule I was extremely ecstatic over. And all the blessings I listed continued even in the times where I seemed to be focused on my trials. It was amazing to look back and see not just how good God was but to see His hand of blessing even in times when I didn’t think I felt blessed.
So I started another notebook and began jotting down blessings for this year. I’ll definitely be more active in recording things and way more active in referring back to them. If you haven’t done so, start now and begin listing God’s blessings in your life, big and small. And if you have done so ensure you make time to refer back to them regularly.