“Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good!”
How often do you thank God for all He has done in your life? When you think about it there is so much to be thankful for. You could be thankful for your health, home, children, job, or your church. We often times focus on all of the hards things going on in life. We think about our recent break-ups, our appearances, or that item we want to buy that is way too expensive. We compare ourselves to others and think, “man I wish my life was like that.” The truth is though that EVERYONE has many things to be thankful for. That person you are jealous of most likely has something difficult in their life that YOU don’t have to deal with. Something changes inside of us when we choose to be thankful and positive. We become content in what we DO have. Often times people don’t realize how good they have it until they don’t have it anymore. Colossians 3:15-17 says:
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
God asks that we do EVERYTHING with thanksgiving in our hearts. When asking Him for something its important to remember to thank Him for all He has done already. A thankful heart is a happy heart. When you realize all of the many blessings you have it makes it easier to get through the trials we face. Do your best to thank God today. I promise you won’t be disappointed in the results of a thankful heart!
xo, She Paints Truth