12.31.2013

A heart of thankfulness


‘Dear God, I want to take a minute not to ask for anything from You, but to simply say thank You for all that I have.’


How many times do we take God’s blessings for granted?  How often do we pause and actually thank Him with our whole hearts for all His goodness towards us?

I’m not pointing fingers.  And if I was, I’d point at myself first.

Living life is the norm for us.  We wake up, we eat breakfast, we check our phones (yes, we all do this), we change, we go to work.  It’s just a routine.  But when do we stop and realize that we couldn’t do any of those things if God didn’t allow us to?  He could’ve taken us home to be with Him last night.  He holds our hearts in His hands.  He knows how many breaths we take.  He can choose to not allow us to wake up in the mornings.

And how do we say thank you?  By asking for more things.  A new car.  More money.  A nicer house.  A new wardrobe.  Or even things such as frivolous as new makeup, a new air soft gun, or a new movie that just came out on DVD.  These things aren’t necessarily bad.  Sure, we want new and nice things.  But how often do we ask God for things, instead of saying ‘thank You for everything we have’?

Giving thanks isn’t a once a year deal.  Thanksgiving Day is a fabulous holiday.  But we should be thankful every single day.

Have you thanked God for the breath you just took?  Or the fact that you can feel your heartbeat?  Maybe we need to more often.

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‘I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.  For Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens and Your truth reaches to the skies.’
- Psalm 108:3-4

3 comments:

  1. This is an amazing post. Thank you for the reminder! =) I love your posts; they are quick and too the point, and mean a lot. Thank you! =) <3

    ~Jessica

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  2. Awesome post Raquel, such a great reminder of how much God provides and does for us but we fail to see! Thanks for this reminder!!

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