This morning, while we were having our family devotion, I thought I had mis -heard when my husband thanked the Lord for the perfume we used, but I later heard him thanking our God for the oil, cream, soap, water, air, safe journeys and many others, I realized that I had heard right. There are so many things to thank the Lord for; for the smallest things, and the big things. The things we take for granted, and the things we do not think to thank the Lord for. We watched a movie recently about a homeless family who were living from their car; they had to go through waste bins for their breakfast, lunch and dinner. Little things like washing soap, tooth paste, tooth brush became a luxury to them.
When you see and hear stories like this, you will appreciate the little amenities of life. You will be thankful for your life; that you wake up in the morning and you can open your eyes, you want to get up from the bed and you can actually lift up your legs, move them in the direction you wish and walk. Do you think everyone can do that? You can eat without assistance or tube running down your throat. That the air you breathe in isn’t toxin to your body. You decided to take a walk down your street without fear of a bomb going off on the road. Isnâ€™t that worth being thankful?
Maybe things didn’t quite turn well as you had expected this year, but you are still alive. But you say, â€˜Iâ€™m sick in my body, business has been down, we have been suffering for so long, things are not just alrightâ€™. You still need to be thankful, because you have God on your side. He has not forgotten you, and He will make ALL things beautiful for you. The bible says, â€˜we should be thankful in all circumstances for this is the will of God for usâ€™. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Be thankful folks for all that you are, all that you went through and for all that you have. What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for God’s grace and mercy. I have thankful for my family. I am thankful for God’s provision over us. I am thankful for my parents and my wonderful in laws. I am thankful for my siblings and loved ones. I am thankful for my friends and for Circles of Love. I am thankful for life. I am thankful for every seconds, minutes, hours, days, and months of this year 2014.
What are you thankful for?
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