Hello! Grab a cup of coffee, hot tea, or any drink that you like and sit with me for a bit this morning. I am happy to say it is Saturday, you are alive, and you are able to read this. You already have a lot to be grateful for.
Do you realize how often we are so busy that we don't realize just how much we have to be thankful for or grateful for? Do you have a home? Be thankful. Are you alive this morning? Even if you aren't feeling well or you have problems, you are still alive and should be thankful. Do you have a job? Be thankful. Do you have children, a spouse, family? Be thankful, someone has lost one of those today. We get too caught up in our lives to thank God for the blessings He has bestowed upon us.
I am grateful that God gave me another day, grateful that I will see my grandbabies today, grateful that I have spent a week with my daughter, grateful for a job, grateful that I still have my mom and she is healthy. Grateful for my husband, although we have truly struggled with our relationship the past year. Thankful and grateful for two amazing grandbabies and a third one on the way. Grateful that I am in a home that I find comforting and warm. Grateful for the food in our home. So many things and yet, how easily we forget.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Do we have all that we want? Probably not, we are human and always want more. Do we have all that our neighbors have? Possibly not. However, God doesn't say that He will give us all that we want and desire, He says He will give us all our need! Needs and wants are not always the same thing. I might think I need a new car, but I really just want it. All I need is a way to get from point A to point B. We might want to live without a struggle, but our need is to be alive.
Do we sometimes thank God for unanswered prayers? Yes, we do. We may pray for a relationship that God knows is not best for us and that never happen, but another relationship comes along that makes us happier than we ever would have been with the first one. Thank God for that unanswered prayer. We may pray to win the lottery, but God knows the struggles and unhappiness that might bring. He wants to fulfill our needs. We can work on getting all the other things that we want.
God knows our needs- we just need to let Him work!
Couldn't agree more. I wake up each morning and thank God immediately for giving me another day.ReplyDelete
I am grateful for every day the Lord gives me and so thankful for the things you mentioned in this blog. Life definitely can be rough and difficult but I try to cling even harder to Jesus.ReplyDelete
Finances have been a big problem in our lives this past year. Praying the Lord will do as He promises and show us and help us with what we need. A definite walk of faith.
Being conciously thankful creates JOY!ReplyDelete