When worries pile up and you feel you’re stuck in a never-ending mess, it’s always a good idea to remember the many good things in your life. Practicing gratitude daily teaches your mind to view things from a fresh perspective. When you find God as the source of your many lists of thankful, your Gratitude becomes an expression of worship.
This week seems a good time to compile a 10 Things of being thankful list. And in no particular order, completely from the top of my head:
I’m thankful for time spent in the swimming pool with my kids. It’s scorching hot weather in my part of the globe. We had many giggles and lots of fun.
I’m thankful for new connections and friends I’ve recently made. It is honestly a great blessing to have a weekly bible study group to attend.
With the above in mind, I’m thankful we are currently permitted to attend bible study meetings. With the Covid-19 imposed restrictions, you could hardly have family over for dinner – never mind attend a bible study group. I’ve never really felt the need for any regular social interactions until Covid-19. What a sudden change this virus brought with it. This year has been a rollercoaster. You never know what to expect next. Even more important to have a group of people you can ask to pray with you.
Prayer. It is a privilege we so often neglect. Just think about it. Jesus became human and then gave up his life, died a brutal death – all so I can have conversation and relationship with God. I am so thankful for the sacrifice that Jesus did at Calvary. There is just no amount of words that can express my Gratitude.
I am thankful for running tap water, hot water, electricity, working internet, and functioning air-conditioning. Food on my table, fuel in my car, a comfortable bed, the clothes on my back, the shoes on my feet. Ice cream. Seriously, ice-cream. Whoever invented ice-cream was a genius.
So many things to say thank you for.
Thank you to you for hopping through my list of things to be thankful for. I know I’ve already listed more than 10, but the last one on my list is this song by Bradon Lake.
What are you thankful for today?