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!