Saturday, March 6, 2010
Father I thank you. What are you thanking Him for now? Your cupboards are empty, your stomach is empty. You have lost your job and cannot provide for your family. Father I thank you because my food has been constant. I have never gone hungry neither has my family and I know today will be no differnet. So I say as David did: "The Lord is my shephard; I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1)
What do I have to thank God for? Everything!
1Thessalonians 5: 16-18
Why not take a few minutes to read:
It is not easy to be thankful in hard times. In fact, it's downright hard. It is however, healthier. How can we rise above our circumstances and be thankful anyhow?
I have found that in the midst of any hardship, if I purposefully look for things to be thankful for that I usually find them.
My mother-in-law who is presently in the advanced stages of glaucoma, said that during one of the days when her sight was really dim, she sat down and started talking to God and started listing the things that He had done for her. She said she cried when she realised that there were so many things that she ended up spending the entire day in praise.
How do you practise thankfulness?