THANKING GOD FOR EVERYTHING
“According as His divine power hath given unto us (or provided for us) all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” [2 Peter 1:3]
A bathroom with running water may not seem much to you, but if you are from a ‘third world country’ where many are deprived of this luxury, then maybe you’ll thank the Lord even for the toilet and bathing privacy He has provided for you!
An old song says: “Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”
It’s easy to lose perspective. We all face challenges and difficulties in life. And if we are not on guard, they can divert our attention from all the Lord has done for us.
Yes, you may face obstacles, but you need to remember the man who complained that he had no shoes till he saw a man who had no feet.
We may not have everything we would like, but we all have something to be thankful for.
Your children may be a challenge, but at least you have children.
Your spouse may tempt you to pull your hair out, but there are millions who would gladly trade places with you.
Your boss may be ruthless, but there are many in the world who would literally give anything to have any job so they could feed their family.
Your attitude is determined by your focus. When you focus on the negative — you turn negative, making your life, and those around you, miserable.
It is amazing how different you feel after taking just a few minutes to truly thank God for what you have.
I can read! I can see! I can smell! I can hear! I can talk! I can think! God loves me! Jesus died for me! I have a home in Heaven!
Say from your heart: “Thank you Lord for every blessing You have provided for me!”