Are You Thankful?

Are you thankful? Do you live a thankful life? What does a thankful life look like? We all get caught up in our daily lives of school, work, parenting, sports, and watching too much TV. Today’s society needs something occupying its mind every moment of every day and we wonder why we can’t sleep at night. We want continuous entertainment and wonder why we have no peace. We are continually on the go and complain of never having time to take care of things at home.

Here’s a cure you might consider, take time to be thankful. Set aside time to thank God that you woke up this morning, for the food you ate, for the clothes you wore, for the house you live in, for the warm bed you have, for the electricity you have, for the job you have, for the ability to learn, for the ability to speak, for the ability to think, for the ability to see, for the ability to read and understand, for your families, for your relationships, etc., etc., etc.

You see, when we live a life that is thankful, we recognize that God provides everything for us. He provides for all our needs. When we live a life that is thankful, there is no room for complaining, there is no room for quarrels, there is no room for satan to put evil intent in our heart. God will fill your heart with His Spirit, with His principles. When we live a life that is thankful, we see others as God sees them. We see them as His children. We love them as He loves them. We pray for them and their struggles, often seeing ours as insignificant in comparison.

We just had our Thanksgiving Day celebration. Many of us spent time with family and friends. But, did you really open your eyes and see them as God sees them? Were you really thankful or were you just ready to eat? I pray that each of us will live a life that is thankful, a life that reflects God’s great love for us.

Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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