How To Make Your “Count Your Blessings” Jar
You will need:
An empty glass jar, or any container of your choice
Craft materials for decorating your jar
Post-it notes or small note paper to write your ‘blessings’ on
Labels to attach to your jar (see below)
Write out your label by hand or print it … its up to you!
Label 1 side 1:
Choose a scripture.
“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Label 1 side 2:
Add a word of encouragement.
(For verse: Numbers 6:24-26)
YOU are loved by GOD who takes great pleasure in YOU… and also by your friends and loved ones who pray this blessing over you. Be blessed today and every day.
(For verse: Psalms 100:1)
The LORD has blessed you with a voice, use it to join in with all creation as you joyfully shout ‘thank you’ to GOD for all the good things he provides.
(For verse: Psalm 107:1)
In the good times and the bad, the LORD is faithful. He will love you at your best and at your worst, through the highs and the lows. Give thanks, for GOD is always good.
For verse: Ephesians 5:19-20
What better way to express your joy than in song! Maybe a little song and a dance will put a spring in your step today as you count your blessings x
For verse: James 1:17
GOD longs for us to know and experience his loving kindness. Even on the toughest and darkest days, the goodness of GOD breaks through like a light in the darkness.
Label 2 side 1
Instructions on how to use your blessing jar
Your blessings jar will help you to focus on the good things in life… the purpose is to help us be happier humans!
Every time you experience a blessing write it down, fold it up, and pop it in your jar.
You can write one each day, one each week, or however often you like! Your blessings might be big or small things. Here are some suggestions: something someone said; something that made you smile; a kind stranger; an opportunity to help someone… There are lots of blessings we can count each day!
At the end of the year, or any time you need a boost, you can empty the jar and read all of the blessings you have experienced.
Label 2 side 2
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