I got up this morning and swung my legs out of bed and walked myself over to my Keurig and made my favorite flavored coffee. I love drinking it on my porch while I pray, we have an amazing and peaceful view.
Today wasn’t different than most. Jump in the car and get life going. Get’er done. Off to work, stop by somewhere and pick up dinner on the way home.
It’s easy to take for granted things that become normal.
Just because they are normal to us doesn’t me that they’re normal at all.
Some people needed help out of bed this morning and couldn’t get up at all without help. And I was a little grouchy because I had a shin splint.
I walked to my coffee maker. Walker-free. Wheelchair-free. Just me.
I have a Keurig. Seems like no biggie. Until I remember visiting Haiti. The people we feed every month have NO appliances at all. Coffee? Not even on the days they REALLY need. Much less vacuum packed, favorite flavor, freshly made at my fingers tips.
And that view. From my house. Not a shack made of dirt. Not a slum. No drive-by shootings in my neighborhood. Not even a rented apartment. I get to live somewhere that I OWN, MINE! (Well, me and the bank for now lol). I can paint the walls whatever color I want! And instead the tendency is to complain about cleaning the place.
I’m not trying to make you feel guilty.
And only the BRAVE will comment on this (Go on! I dare you! Be honest with me in the comments so others don’t feel bad. It’s ALL of us after all. At least type an ‘amen’.)
This isn’t a ‘feel good’ blog.
This my friends is an invitation to sit back and remember EXACTLY hos GOOD God has been to us.
To be THANKFUL for every little thing that might become normal and get taken for granted.
To show God that we haven’t forgotten and we DO appreciate His love and provision.
Thankfulness is the key. I just forget my keys sometimes.
So, if you made this far in the blog (I pray you did, I really think it’s worth it), and like me you are starting to be thankful for ALL the little things that God does for us EVERY day. Then SHARE. Share the blog. Tag a friend. Share a comment. A shout out to the God who has done it all and made it all possible.
God, thank you. Thank you for being there day in and day out. When I notice, which is a LOT less often than I should. And when I cruise by on autopilot. Forgive me Father for taking your graciousness for granted. Today, I purposefully focus on just HOW GOOD You have been to me. And I say THANK YOU! In Jesus name, Amen.