Unlimited: Be Thankful

Aug 24, 2021 238

Unlimited: There’s Always Something To Be Thankful For

Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Two angels set out from heaven, each with a basket to bring back the prayers and thanksgiving of those on earth. The angel of thanksgiving started with a large hamper; the collector of petitions with a small basket.

When they returned, each was in trouble. The petitions overflowed the small basket and filled a sack as well. But the bottom of the large hamper was not even covered by the three tiny thanksgivings!

We dare not despise the nine lepers who were cleansed and did not return to thank Jesus. It has always been much easier for all of us to cry “give me” than to give thanks. One of our greatest needs, which if fulfilled will multiply our joy, is the need to think and to thank.

What makes you be thankful? There is always something to be thankful for.

The trouble is, of course, this poor human nature of yours and mine. Our human nature is as crooked as a corkscrew. To say “thank you” is just as difficult for us as to practice giving rather than getting.

Watching the rain, one woman said, “It will settle the dust. Another woman said, “This will make mud.” Misery is simply a synonym for ingratitude. There is always something to be thankful for each day, even if it’s only for what hasn’t happened. – Des Ford (adapted)

Reflection: If God sent an angel down to you right now, with a basket to collect your thankfulness, would the angel return with a full basket or with a few miserly scraps of gratitude? If “misery is simply a synonym for ingratitude,” what can you to put more gratitude into your life?

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Olivia

Aug 25, 2021

I feel and find within my heart mind and soul there's so much on earth 🌎 to be very thankful and grateful for let me say first amen to God Jesus Christ my savior Every morning when I awaking my eyes 👁️ I meditate and thank God for being in my life oh how I am so grateful and thankful for such a privilege to tell the Lord how much he means to me I'm so very much thankful for the change that God has brought into my life and so grateful to talk and Walk with God who knows me and my ups and downs I must say that I'm so happy to know when I talk to God I feel so much better just know that he helps me doing my circumstances and situations Jesus Christ father God thank you for being present in my life weather though the bad times or anytime thank you for your love that you still in me with your words and wisdom again amen


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