You are far more blessed than you may believe


Today in our nation, we pause to celebrate another Thanksgiving, a special day of giving thanks with family and friends. However, giving thanks is something that we, as Christians, should do on a daily basis. Many of us worship God who bestows grace, mercy, and favor on us every day, and we don’t always deserve it.

As we celebrate this special holiday, enjoying our scrumptious meals, conversations, and time together, think about those who will not and cannot partake of such, but please don’t let the devil steer you off into complaining. “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him,” (Colossians 3:17 ESV). Take the time to recognize the fact that you are far more blessed than you may believe.

Whenever you get the notion again to complain about all your tough times and feel that life is not treating you fairly, ponder the thoughts of this illustration I found on Facebook, “10 Signs You’re Doin’ Well in Life.” A comment is shared after each one.

“You have a roof over your head.” There are people in this country living in tents, battling the elements, as a result of the recent hurricanes

“You ate today.” In this nation of plenty, there are people who eat out of garbage cans. They won’t get the chance to sit with their families to eat dinner on this holiday.

“You have a good heart.” Always show it in the deeds that you do for others.

“You wish good for others.” As you wish good for others, do good for them as well.

“You have clean water.” Each time that you drink a glass of clean water, think about the people of Flint, Mich., and what is still going on with their water situation.

“Someone cares for you.” When you are there for others and show them that you care, this pleases God.

“You forgive others.” If you refuse to forgive others, then don’t expect forgiveness for the wrong that you have done.

“You have clothes to wear.” If you have a week’s worth of clothes to wear, be thankful because you surpass many.

“You stay in faith.” Remaining faithful to God will get you through tough times.

“You’re breathing.” As you breathe, many families are grieving. Because you are still here, you have a chance to get right with God!

Happy blessed Thanksgiving to all of you, always abound in the faith, and never leave home without Him!


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