Saturday, January 7, 2012

What would I have?

This simple little phrase has left me thinking all week long.  All too often when things don't go exactly as I would like, I become discouraged.  When hard times come into my life, I get frustrated.  How quickly I forget about all the wonderful things God has done for me.  
As I read this small phrase, I began to think back over the past several weeks of my life.  If I woke up today with the things I thanked God for yesterday..what would I have?  Or perhaps the real question should be..."Would I have anything?"
In the year 2012 I am going to make a new habit for myself.  Even before I open my Bible for my morning devotions and before I bow my head to pray; I will simply stop and think.  Think back to all that God has done for me, for my family, for my church.  Then, I will silently thank God.  For at any moment, it could all be taken away from me.  
Next time I am tempted to get down and discouraged..I will simply stop, think, and thank God.
I have truly been blessed beyond measure.  I have an incredible family.  I have two parents who love each other dearly, and put God first in all they do.  My sisters..are my best friends, lucky me!  I have friends who stick with me through thick and thin. I have the privilege of attending the best church in  the entire world led by a true man of God.  I've been blessed with a job that works with my crazy school schedule.  A job in which, I have the opportunity to touch little people's lives.  I live in the greatest country in the world, a country where as of now I still have the freedom to worship as I please.  I could go on and on.  God is so good!
If I wake up tomorrow with only the things I thanked God for today I hope and pray that nothing would change.  
You see I truly believe God wants to give me so much.  After all, He loves me more then I can possibly imagine.  However, if God gives to me and I am ungrateful...why would He give me more?
So, Thank you, God! Thank you so much for Life!