Thankfulness is not just for Thanksgiving Day. It is important to live our lives in a state of gratefulness. I have always liked the song, ‘Gratitude’ by Nichole Nordeman. Her sweet, simple lyrics teach the truth of appreciation. If you have not ever checked out this song – please do HERE.
She writes, “We’ll give thanks to You, with gratitude for lessons learned in how to thirst for You. How to bless the very sun that warms our face, if You never send us rain.” I love the truth that God will provide us all our needs. (Philippians 4:19) He is not a stingy God. He is an abundant King.
Like the little boy that handed his two loaves of bread and five fish to Jesus – he trusted that God would take care of him. And, he did. He supplied endless baskets of provision! Let’s live with a grateful heart. Even if you feel like you have nothing to give thanks for – thank God for the breath of life he gave you. Thank him for the sun that shines in the daylight and the moon to illuminate the ink sky at night. Thank God for wrapping his arms of love around you in your pain and in your joy.
He’s always there – willing and ready to give you beauty in abundance. However, seeing this beauty most of the times begins when you start to give thanks to the Maker of all good things.