Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Being Thankful

A question was asked of us the other day about thankfulness. Here's the question, if you woke up tomorrow and only had what you were thankful for today what would your life look like?

I take so much for granted without even a thought of how blessed I am. Thankfulness should be as natural as breathing to us, but for me it's not. I was freshly convicted last night and reminded of how much the Lord has given me each and every day. Simple things like water when I turn on the tap, lights when I flip on the switch, food in my pantry and fridge.

I have a loving husband and family, friends and a church. God has control over my life, my eternal future, is secure,  I have so much to be thankful for and yet I find it so easy to complain, this should not be. Looking to be more thankful in the days ahead.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you  1Thessalonians 5 :18


Cheryl said...

Good post, Maryann. Indeed, we all need reminders to be thankful. It is so easy to just sail along enjoying His benefits without thanking Him. Sort of like the nine lepers?

I am posting {30 Days of Thankfulness} on my Facebook page in which I am naming something that I am thankful for every day this month. It is a good exercise in being deliberate in looking for His many gifts.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great post Maryann ~ I have a 'thank you Jesus' journal where I write things I am thankful for, my thoughts/prayers to Him, etc. each morning. It gets my day off on a positive note in my devotional time.

Happy Fall ~ FlowerLady

Camille said...

Yes, thankful for the *little* and *not-so-little* things is a good practice. May the Lord help us to truly see all that He has given...it all comes from His loving Hand to us! Hugs, Camille

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

AMEN!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!