Friday, October 14

what if thanks

One statement has been stuck on my mind all week long.  It was a simple question that someone had as their Facebook status:

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?"

What if?

Immediately I was thankful for having had children in my house for so many years as our prayers have been simple and thankful:

*Thank you for our warm house.

*Thank you for providing work for our dad.

*Thank you for our garden and yummy things to eat.

*Thank you for watching over our brother so far away.

*Thank you for the clothes we have to wear.

*Thank you for keeping us healthy.

And the list continues.......  

There has been a good blend of thankfulness with requests and the children have witnessed God's faithfulness as He has answered their simple requests and they have responded with thankfulness.

Perhaps at times the prayers have seemed repetitive, yet a pattern was set in their lives to be thankful for all things, especially the daily basic needs. 

So, back to the question which I think is more relevant for adults than perhaps children.

"What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

What if?

Are you mindful of the extravagant outpouring of God's love that is present in your life whether it be during trials that come or for your daily basic needs?  Don't worry about being repetitive about simple things as you consider thankfulness. Ask Him to open your eyes to the little details that He provides and remember how much your Heavenly Father wants to hear from you as you thank Him for His provision for your life.  He loves you.  He cares for you.  He wants a relationship with you.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." ~ Psalm 100:4-5

Tammy ~@~

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