Today Ingratitude and Thanklessness are too common among the people. Children forget to thank their parents for all that they do. Common courtesy is scorned. We take for granted the ways that others help us. Above all, we fail to thank God for his blessings. Now I remember something I read in the past: The prayer that God answered for you, is the same prayer others have been praying but without success….Be grateful. The qualification that gave you a job, is the same qualification someone has who still does not have a job. Be grateful.
The road you use safely on a daily basis, is the same road where many others lost their precious lives…..Be grateful.
The church in which God blessed you, is the same church other people too worship in, yet their lives are still in discord….Be grateful.
The bed you used in the hospital, you got healed and were discharged, is the same bed many other people breathed their last…Be grateful.
The rain that made your field produce good crops is the same rain that devastated someone else’s field….Be grateful.
Be grateful because whatever you have is not by your power, your might, your talent or your qualifications, but it’s just the “Grace of God.” HE is the giver of everything you have.
For everything you have, be grateful. Always give thanks to God- no matter the circumstances!
Thanksgiving for the apostle Paul was not a once year celebration, but a daily reality that changed His life and made him a joyful person in every situation. Therefore Thanksgiving to God for all his blessings should be one of the most distinctive marks of the believer in Jesus Christ. We must not allow a spirit of ingratitude to harden our heart and chill our relationship with God and others.