Monday, November 26, 2007

Giving Thanks - Part III

For more on giving thanks, please see my earlier post.

We have a lot to be thankful for, even if we do have problems, hardships, grieving, or some other kind of suffering. Thanks for a minute about what you can give thanks for.

In the spiritual realm we should be thankful to God for our relationship with God thru Christ, the Holy Spirit helping and guiding us, our guarantee of a heavenly home, and our ability to do all things through him who strengthens us.

In the physical realm, we also have blessings we should be thanking God for. Living in the good old US of A, we are better off than most of the world’s people. We may not be rich, yet at least our basic needs are being met. The job may not be the best – and may be getting worse – but at least we have income. We have clean water, reliable electricity, good transportation, modern conveniences, and we aren’t in a war zone. We can worship without harassment from the authorities or our neighbors, and we have enough to eat, adequate clothing, and a roof over our heads.

While we have problems – all of us do – we still have many blessings that we can and should thank God for – especially since we don’t really deserve them. So let’s commit to have more of an attitude of gratitude, rejoicing always and thanking God no matter what the circumstances may be – we’ll be happier for it. Have you counted your blessings recently?

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