Thinking about Thanks

Soul Snack 78/12 ...Thinking about Thanks#

Our days seem to get so busy, our time escapes us and our hearts can be so heavy.  During all of these times, we not only should pray, but praise.

give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thess 5:18)

Would you spend some time just thanking the Lord?  Thanksgiving needs to be a daily thing for us, not just an annual event.

I’m thankful for:

    How detailed the Lord is…even when I'm not,
    How HE remembers…even when I don’t,
    How HE cares for me…even when I am too busy to care back,
    How HE inspires me with the smallest things…even when I feel uninspired
    How Great my Lord is…even though I am the least of these,
    HIS great love…even though my love can’t compare,
    His perfect plan…even though it’s painful sometimes,
    His reminders and examples from His word…even though I neglect it more than I should,
    His thought and concern to give me the greatest friends ever…even though I fall really short all too often,
    His perfect love….even though I am the picture of imperfection,
    His never ending light…even though darkness attempts to surrounds me,
    His joy that strengthens me…even when I feel I can’t continue,
    How HE delights in me…even though HE knows the worst about me,
    His amazing grace…even though I don’t deserve it at all,
    His renewing mercies each day…even when I try to go it alone,
    His abundant blessings…even though sometimes I grumble because I don’t have more and
    His limitless knowledge…even when I don’t understand.

Spend some time thinking about all that you are grateful for.  Dwell on it, wrap your heart in it and praise HIM for it. Refuse to permit thanks to elude, escape or be eroded from your days.

#A special thanks to Marie Wikle from SpreadingJOY INC for permission to reproduce this.

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