Day #17 of my Big Thanksgiving Challenge. Excerpted from my 100 Days of Thanksgiving Devotional-Journal which you can order when you CLICK HERE.
Not only have I taken the big things in life for granted like food, clothing, and shelter, but I have also taken little things for granted not to mention everything between big and little. Nothing, absolutely nothing, and nobody, absolutely nobody, with which and with whom God blesses us should be taken for granted. From a bit of sunshine on a rainy day to being able to feel the sand between our toes on the beach to being able to walk when so many people can’t walk to being healthy after a sickness to being able to think and speak and write to having vision to being able to afford glasses when we need them to living in a country in which we can own a Bible and read it to having family and friends to being able to breathe to drinking a glass of fresh clean water when so many don’t have access to clean water or any water at all to having a job to having someone pray for us, etc., all of these are gifts and blessings from God we should never take for granted!
Makes you think, doesn’t it? Is there anything in our lives right now, or anyone, we’ve been taking for granted? What a wonderful opportunity we have every breath of our lives to praise the Lord, to worship the Lord, to thank the Lord, for who He is, for what He has done, is doing, and will do, for all of His spiritual and physical blessings, most of all for God Himself and for His love and salvation and for forever with Him for those of us who have repented and received Jesus Christ as Lord! Oh, praise the Lord! Thank you God! Forever and ever, thank the Lord!
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” Psalms 103:1-2 KJV
“Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.” Psalms 147:8 KJV