Feb 25, 2009


We take good things for granted at times, don’t we? Our jobs, homes, cars; our daily substance. What a blessing to have these things; something that we should never take for granted. And yet, we complain and express our frustration to God instead of our praise.

Today I was grumbling inside my head as a thought about the 20% pay cut that we took at my secular job to help keep the doors open.

Then I saw on the news a story of a young family who lost their home, their jobs, and were looking for some stability in their situation.

Why is it that only when we are missing something like a job or spouse or home or our health that we express value to the missing item?

Why does it take hearing about someone who has even less than we do to get us to appreciate and to be grateful for what we do have? I’m told that it takes around 14 days to start a new habit.

Today would be a great day to start a habit of being grateful and thankful for all that He has provided us with. We really do have a whole lot to be grateful for.

Psalm 100 A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise to LORD, all you lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. 3 Know that the LORD, He is God. It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name. 5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.

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