Yesterday, I celebrated Thanksgiving with a couple of friends. It was a lovely time of food and fellowship. The food was delish, my taste buds were in a very happy place :)It was nice to have an American in the room to give us the history of thanksgiving.
When it was time to share what we are thankful for this year, people became very pensive. I guess they had to look back and sift the great and the not so great to see what they were thankful for. As we shared what we are thankful for,something struck me, it is very possible to keep asking God for things and forget to give thanks. It is easy to take the things that the Lord has done for granted. His grace is the reason that we wake up each day in good health, with a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food on our tables.
It seems easier to thank God for the big things but He is the God of both the seemingly small things, and the big things.
Before you write down your dreams for the next year, sit down and look back at how good the Lord has been. Thank Him for the things that He has done and the things that He is doing.In a big or small way, you have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. He deserves praise.
Psalm 34:8 (NIV)
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
You may not be where you want to be, but that does not change who He is.
He desires that thanksgiving is a part of our lifestyles and not restricted to a once-a-year affair.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Have a lovely weekend.