Why are you thankful?
November 21, 2012
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Everyone has a bad day now and then. I once heard someone explain that you know you’re having a bad day when…
… you see your stockbroker hitchhiking out of town.
… your horn gets stuck in traffic and you’re behind a group of Hell’s Angels.
… the bird singing outside your window is a vulture.
But in bad days as well as good days, we’re to praise the Lord. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about. But what if we weren’t just thankful one day a year, but turned our Thanksgiving Day into “thanks-living” every day? What if our day of gratitude turned to a constant attitude of gratitude?
Giving thanks should be the first response for anyone who knows the Lord Jesus as his or her personal Savior. So why is it so rare? Well, many people base their level of thankfulness on their current circumstances. When things go well, they’re thankful. But when things don’t go their way, they stop.
Real thankfulness, however, should transcend our circumstances because God has already blessed us so much. We have life. We have breath in our lungs. And that’s one of the greatest gifts we could’ve ever been given. Be thankful today not for your circumstances, but for what God has already given you!
GOD HAS GIVEN YOU BREATH AND LIFE. SO GIVE THANKS TO HIM NO MATTER YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!
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