We’ve heard to be thankful so many times in our lives, but it is the least practiced.
One day as I was sitting on the tour bus in Israel, one man got up and started to pray before the journey could begin. He started praying for the smallest of things like the food, the journey we had and for protecting us throughout the way, and for God giving us unmerited favor with the migration officers. When I heard his prayer, I felt God was so pleased with this man’s prayer. His prayer caught my heart and I cried inside. Will tell you soon why.
No matter your spiritual growth, the secret is Thanking
Been born again for several years now and I saw God do mighty Things like grow a leg in front of my eyes, pain for years healed, people who were broke and God providing large sums of money and the list goes on.
These were the “wow” testimonies that people thank and praise God for.
But I realized all these years of expecting the big miracles, I have forgotten to thank God for the smallest of things, like my food. I had food every day, but so rarely do I thank God for having it on my table. I have taken God for granted that He would keep me safe in journeys because of His Word, but I never intentionally thanked God for doing so.
The Big Mistake of Not Being Thankful For The Small
Sometimes we get so caught up in what God has done in others’ lives that we forget what God has given us. I remember there was a phase in my life where I would hear awesome miracles about how God did things for my friends but as for myself, I felt nothing great happened. Then I would wait and wait for something great to happen to be able to thank God.
However, the prayer of this man whom I shared earlier broke my heart. Every day God provided for me, every day He kept me safe, every day He kept me joyful, every day He never left my side, every day He loved me, every day He gave me breath. I was so blind to the big things that I forgot the things that God gave me every day.
We are all called to do the will of God but one of the most pleasing wills of God is when you come to Him with thankfulness. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
So, thank God for what exactly? The Bible says “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Ephesians 5:20
Dear sister, what are you waiting for? I hope this post has opened your eyes to see what God is already doing in your life and to be thankful for all that He has given.