10 Blessings to Be Thankful For


Thanksgiving a few weeks away, now is a great time to count your
blessings. We’re so fortunate, and sometimes we take that for
granted. In case you’re having a hard time finding things to be
thankful for, here’s a list of 10 blessings you might not even

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1. Thank you, God, for when I have an obnoxious
kid who keeps interrupting me.Because you just showed me who needs
the most love from me today.

2. Thank you, God, for the sports my kids play,
and that they can’t participate in practices for the church’s
Christmas play.Because I can attend games and reach kids who’d
never see Jesus otherwise.

3. Thank you, God, for parents who like to
argue.Because it gives me a chance to connect with that 
family as a whole.

4. Thank you, God, for kids who come in
late.Because I get to repeat the message and kids get to hear it
one more time.

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5.Thank you, God, for when a volunteer is out
sick.Because I get the opportunity to step in and work closely with
kids I don’t normally get to know.

6. Thank you, God, for youth pastors.Because no
matter how much trouble my craft-gone-wrong caused, they’ve
probably gotten into worse mischief.

7. Thank you, God, for kids rooms without
heating or cooling.Because on hot days, I get to take the lesson
outside, and on cold days, kids all sit close together.

8. Thank you, God, for church leadership
meetings that run long.Because that shows I have a team that is
committed to your cause, rather than skipping out for lunch.

9. Thank you, God, for times when the lesson I
had planned just doesn’t work they way I expected it
to. Because you took it in a direction that I’d never imagined

10. Thank you, God, for all the trouble and
hassle that comes along with being a children’s minister.Because in
the end, when a child accepts you, it’s all worth it.


Look for blessings every day. And share God Sightings, times
where you see God at work, with your team. The children’s ministry
world can be tough, but we have so many reasons to be thankful.

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About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.

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