Have you ever noticed that when you get a new car, all-of-a-sudden, everyone on the freeway is driving that same model? Or, if you’re expecting a baby, you start seeing pregnant women everywhere!
Why is that? What’s going on?
It’s because our eyes are naturally drawn to see what we’re thinking about in our minds.
So, I have to ask. Are we focusing on the twenty-seven amazing things that God did for us today, or are we complaining about a hangnail and our bad hair?
Thankfulness is our key to receiving so much more that God wants to do in our lives. But so often, God gets dissed!
Jesus healed ten lepers, totally cleansing them of all their disease. But, only one bothered to stop, turn around and then ran back to thank Him.
Because of his thankfulness, Jesus gave that guy a huge bonus!
Not only was he cured of the leprosy, but Jesus restored to him all the time, money, job and family he had lost or given up as result of being ill.
The nine others guys just got healed. But, Jesus made the thankful man “whole”!
We, humans, aren’t born to be naturally thankful. In fact, we’re pretty selfish. (Ever try to take a cookie away from a two-year-old? Or even a forty-two-year- old?)
God has done so much stuff for us that we’ve never even bothered to thank Him for.
• Thank you for healing me!
• Thank you for saving me!
• Thank you for forgiving me!
• Thank you for protecting me!
• Thank you for loving me!
Whining and complaining just repels God.But, our thankful attitude attracts God and His favor on our lives.
Let’s find something, today, to be thankful for. We can’t be hateful…and grateful at the same time!