I was reading a Tumblr post yesterday that posed this question, “What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and only had what you thanked God for yesterday? It really made me think…
Number one, I need to do better in my prayer life! I believe a lot of times we get so bogged down with day-to-day problems, and are so busy worrying and complaining about other things, we sometimes forget to tell God thank you.
Instead of taking the positive route—You know, seeing the glass as half full instead of always half empty? A wiseman once wrote, “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and there is something in it.” Sometimes we allow the cares of the world to take root in our minds and our hearts; as they attempt to push faith and hope right out. And when faith and hope are somewhat depleted, we begin panic praying instead of thankful praying.
I am reminded of New Year’s Eve. While in the kitchen preparing our dinner for the next day, I began thanking God for a roof over our heads, lights, water, food in the pantry and refrigerator. The clothes on our backs. For preserving our family and extended family all through the year and tears began to roll down my face.
The year 2020 had been one for the history books. But inspite of it all, we were still standing by the grace of God. And no, our life is not perfect. A lot of things I desired, concerning my family, did not come to past. But the way I see it; God gave us His all when He gave us His only begotten Son. So we should be able to offer up prayers of thanksgiving on just that one premise alone.
In every thing give thanks…
The scriptures teach us…In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (I Thessalonians 5:18 KJV)
For it is written, The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. (Psalm 24:1 KJV)
And again the Psalmist writes…“For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” (Psalm 50:10-11, 14-15 NLT)
So you see, if we are always in a prayer of thankfulness and we are blessed to see the next day, we won’t have to worry about what we have. Because what we have is in Jesus and not only is He our all and all, but He has it all. Be grateful.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
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