Wednesday, October 1, 2008
~Thankful Thursday! ~Praise~Thankfulness~
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ~
The meaning of thankfulness:
1. feeling gratitude: feeling or expressing gratitude. We must be thankful for small mercies
2. glad about something: glad or relieved about something
Has God blessed you?
Sometimes God doesn't answer our prayers the way that we think that he should answer them. God sees our situation much better than we do and we can trust that he always has our best interest in mind. We only see a tiny piece of the big puzzle and God has the entire puzzle in his vision.
Are there times when you do not feel thankful? Or, you have a hard time trying to think of what you are thankful for? Sometimes situations in our lives can make being thankful a difficult chore. Even in the worst of times we can find reasons to be thankful. Knowing that Jesus loves us and chose to willingly die for us is a very big reason to be thankful all the time.
Knowing that God is in control and that he has a purpose for our lives is another reason to be thankful.
God blesses us in so many ways and sometimes we fail to see or recognize His handiwork in our lives.
Do you have a place to sleep? Food to eat? Family? Friends? Car? Bicycle? A computer you are now typing on to join in Thankful Thursday. I want to choose to see the positive in all things. At least we have the opportunity to make Heaven our Home. We won't live on this crazy place called "earth" forever.
The greatest of all things is Jesus Christ. He paid a very hefty price for us! That should keep us thankful for our entire lives.
Update on my job~ It is a lot different than what I was used to. But, for the last week I've set daily goals and then a goal for the end of that pay period. I DID IT. I've changed a few things and it has made a huge difference. I'm so very thankful for that. I'm pushing up my goal for the next 2 weeks. I'm thrilled that with the gas prices that a tank of gas lasts me at least 3 weeks. Plus, wear and tear on my vehicle which I'm thankful for. (Not thankful someone keyed my car though).
Update on Mr. Ripley ~ I can see such an improvement in his leg. I'm taking care and retraining him not to jump up and especially off furniture. And, he is such a good learner. I've been getting him out every day and letting him exercise his leg and I think that is helping. He's also lost some weight, which is a big plus (I gained it). He has a very expensive front leg/elbow, so we are taking extra special care to get it healed. It has been 6 months since his last surgery. He got to got visit my sister's dogs the other night. One of them just pestered him to death. And, then they got in a contest of who could "mark" my Mom's yard the most. I'm so thankful that this leg is healing. And many other things as well.
See if you can find 5 things every day to be thankful for. It will change your life.