Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks to Him

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I have so much to be thankful for. My house, my family, my life. But sometimes it's hard to be thankful. It's hard to thank God for everything. 

I think everyone struggles.

With giving thanks. We can be selfish people, and just want more. 

We take things for granted. Money. Food. Even friends. We think that nothing will ever happen. Some people don't have the bed that we do. The clean water we drink. And we take it for granted. We think, 'It's just a bed, we'll always have it, why be thankful for it?'. You can even take people for granted. Not treating them well, being rude, you may never see them again. You need to be thankful that you have them now, and not talk back, saying "I NEVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!" Because one day, you wont. We don't take the time to think, be thankful and stop wanting more.

We aren't thankful for some of our stuff. Some people in other countries don't get everything we get. When you get something you don't want for Christmas. Be thankful, you could have gotten nothing. When you have to eat something you don't like for dinner (or lunch, or breakfast. Be thankful, you could have gotten nothing. When you don't want to do a chore--let's say clean your room. Be thankful, you could have had to do more.

We need to think about the less fortunate out there, they have less things than us to be thankful for, but they are still thankful. Imagine if you were one of them, would you be thankful, that you got some food at least? Would you be thankful that you are alive?

Next time you think, "That's all I get?" about ANYTHING, be thankful it's something. It could have been less. God gave you the things you have so you could enjoy them, not so you could push them away, and want something better.

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I hope you all give thanks today, and every day.


Kendra said...

Good post, Iona! Sometimes it's hard to be thankful. And we also need to be thankful ALL the time, not just for thanksgiving. You did a good job writing this! ;)

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Bethany said...

Happy thanksgivng!