Can’t we, when we are working and drop something, instead of getting mad about it, say thank you God for giving me the strength to pick this up? –———–Re. Earl H. Merritt
We spend a lot of time asking God for things. We beg for healing, money, friends. How much time do we spend thanking him? We are so blessed. Having lived in a third world country, I know just how much more we have than most people. Yet we are always asking for more. Give thanks every day for the things you have.
Thank you, God, for all the gifts you have given us. Forgive us when we forget to see the bounties of this life. AMEN
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.
Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody. ————————Benjamin Franklin
How content are we? Franklin says that no one is content and he may be right. How grateful are we for everything that we have? Do we appreciate the things we have instead of longing for what we don’t have?
We have to spend time thanking God for all the gifts of this life. Make a list and thank God each day. Use the list for your prayers.
Giving God, we are so blessed but we don’t take time to give thanks. Remind us of all the good in our lives and help us to be thankful. AMEN