Just as the Bible warns us against sins that are easy to fall into—lust, envy, greed—it commands us to do the things that are sometimes against our nature or difficult to sustain under adverse circumstances.
For example, husbands and wives are told to love one another. Love isn’t just a warm, fuzzy feeling; it requires work. Thankfulness, not always easy, is also commanded of us: “…be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” ~ Psalm 100:4.
I had a really rough day recently with my children. Although in my heart, I know how thankful I am for them, my head was screaming things like “Please, Lord, make them understand me and show the respect I’m due as their mother,” and “I can’t do this for another fourteen years.” Ugly, discouraging thoughts. Thankfulness was beyond difficult, it was absent.
Lately I’ve been on a mission to grow in thankfulness, to actively seek it in my life; the kind of thankfulness that helps give perspective on the rough days.
I’d like to share with you some of the many things for which I give thanks:
Dirty little feet.
Precious, silly little faces.
New skills acquired.
Living in the United States of America.
Even the smallest of gifts have meaning to a thankful heart.
In this season when we stop to count our blessings, for what do you give thanks?Leave a Comment