Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Faith Builder

I recently heard this quote-- 

“If all you had today was what you thanked God for yesterday, what would you have?”
Fortunately, because of God’s amazing grace, that isn’t how God works.  God’s blessings are given to us because of who God is—not because of who we are or what we say or do.  But the words did stop me and require me to think about how often I truly thank God.

I paused and thanked God for hot water, a comfortable bed, a home, food and a car.  I thanked God for my job, my family, and my friends.  I thanked God for opportunities to travel, to obtain higher education, to explore and discover the world.  I thanked God for clothes, shoes, health, my ability to move and speak, our pets, and all of creation.

My list could have gone on and on—clean air, access to grocery stores, toothbrushes and toothpaste—yet  I know I can never, ever thank God enough for who God is and the ways in which God has blessed my life.

How about you and your family? How often do you pause to thank God for your blessings? Consider thanking God for one or two blessings each day. Make them specific and unique to the day.  Let’s each be mindful of God’s goodness and then praise God together!   

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