Are you thankful? I mean really, truly thankful? Merriam-Webster defines “Thankful” as:
1. conscious of benefit received
2. expressive of thanks
3. well-pleased : glad
This month, our church is doing a series through the book of Psalms. This morning, we focused on Psalm 71. While the Psalm does not necessarily say “Thank You” to God, the psalmist does list many of the things the Lord has done for him. It is evident through the words that this man is thankful.
At the end of today’s sermon a question was asked that resonated with my soul, and was actually quite convicting.
Are you a thankful person? Do you compliment more than you complain? Is the cry of your heart one of thanksgiving to God?
Ouch. Personally, I know that I try to live my life in a way that shows my thankfulness…but I know that I have days where I complain a lot. I pray that those days are few and far between, because when I look at my life, I have so much for which to be thankful. Here are just a few of my many blessings:
My salvation through Christ
My amazing family and friends
My handsome husband
My beautiful daughter
Food to eat and clothes to wear
My church families – from all of the churches I have been privileged to be a part
The list could go on.
What are 3 things for which you are thankful today?
Challenge for the week: Let’s try to compliment more than we complain.