On being thankful

Isn’t it amazing how one small thing can make us forget the abundant blessings in our life? It feels that way for me. A beautiful day, healthy children, a great message in church, and one two year old’s tantrum can make me wallow like a twelve year old.

 

James 1:17 ESV 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

There are so many things to be thankful for. A spouse, children, health, employment, friends…. all truly gifts from God. Does it ever feel like a cliche’ to be thankful for them?

Truly, we are destined for damnation without His perfect gift.

John 3:16 ESV 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Thankfulness leads to happiness.

 

What are you thankful for today?

 

Psalm 20:4 ESV

May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!

Can I challenge you to take thankfulness to a new level? Mediate on God’s gifts for you every day before rising from bed, or every night before sleep. Write them down, tell others, thank God in your quiet time. Thank God for the small things. Thank God for the big things. Thank God for all things.