How many reasons does it take?

I personally like this song by Matt Redman, "10000 Reasons" and I think it helps to remind us of the reasons why we should bless the Lord. Here's my 10,000 reasons to bless the Lord for your reference:


  1. My salvation in Christ
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I think you get the idea. The point, which I learned previously, is how many reasons does it take for us to bless the Lord? If we go through good time, blessing the Lord is easy. But how about bad times? How can we give thanks in all circumstances then if there are no good reason? 

But for all times, for those of us who are in Christ, the Scripture says it very clearly:

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9 hemade known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. 
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. - Ephesians 1:3-14
What spiritual blessing we have in Christ? Many! We are chosen for adoption in Him, redeemed by His blood, have our sins forgiven, lavished with grace, sealed in him with the promised Holy Spirit etc. None of these has to do with our external circumstances but all have to do with our salvation. At the end of the day, then, for us as believers is what do we thank God for in our lives? For what reason do we bless the Lord and how many reasons does it take?

It takes 10,000 reasons and I sum it up to one: our salvation in Christ.



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