Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What are you thankful for?

I bet if we were pressed we could come up with a million things to be thankful for. I know I could. For example, I am thankful for my family. They are the ones that really know me and they love me still. Even better than that is God knows me and still loves me.

There are so many things we take for granted---things we consider little like our homes, beds, AC, Heat, food, cars, clothes, jobs, even friends. But when you lose any of them then you appreciate them even more. I am thankful that God provides all these things for me and a family to share them with. I am also thankful for my church family. They love me in spite of my shortcomings. They love me enough to tolerate a bad sermon or song full of mistakes.

This Thanksgiving, I want to complain less and thank more and not take for granted the people God has put in my life. What about you?

To those of you who are reading this, thank you! I hope that you will be encouraged by this. Let's thank God today and forevermore for "all things," even the bad things knowing that they all "work together for [our] good" (Rom.8:28).

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