“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,whom he has redeemed from trouble.” Psalm 107:1-2
There seems to be so much individual discontentment in our society about things we do not have, rather than gratitude for what we do have:.
“I need a new car!”
“I need new clothes!”
“I need the latest, greatest phone!”
Sound familiar? How many times do we whine about wanting more of something?
Yes, there are times that we really do need to replace old things. But many times, we find ourselves, or at least I do, complaining about what we already have not being good enough. We focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. And if you’re like me, what you have are abundant blessings from God: everything you need and more.
On the last Thursday of November, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. By tradition of that day, we reflect and give thanks for the blessings of the year. But God wants us to be thankful EVERY day. God wants us to praise him EVERY day.
But, do we? We have so much to be thankful for in our lives!
Let’s start counting (literally) our blessings every day; praising God for his grace, gifts and love, and cultivating a lifestyle of Thanksgiving and contentment.