This week I had the privilege of attending a womens’ seminar. I really enjoyed all the topics and the good food! One of the topics really challenged me. She began with a question (and I may not have it word for word), “What if you woke up today with what you thanked God for yesterday?” Hmmm. Pretty sure I didn’t thank Him for nearly enough!
It’s easy to be grateful when life is going well. Not so much when it isn’t. But if we can look beyond ourselves and our circumstances, we are a blessed people! Can we be thankful for the times when things go wrong? When we are discouraged? I know I can complain too much.
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses,for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” I’m definitely gonna have to work on that 🙂
Can I be thankful for the huge, gigantic laundry pile? It means we have clothes to wear. And plenty of them!
That cow that swats you in the face with her tail, every.single.time? She gives us milk, and that milk check is good 😉
What about that sink full of dishes? That means we had food to eat.
There IS a positive side to things. This list of things I thought of would seem trivial to some people. Those that are dealing with cancer, with a death, with pain every day, etc. But I believe that God blesses us when we praise Him in spite of whatever.
This is something that I need to really work on! And I’m determined to do better at having a grateful spirit!
Enjoy this chilly, fall weekend!