Thursday, August 30, 2007

Being Thankful

Psalms 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

I recently found out about Thankful Thursday's and I love the idea. Since there are a few life situations I'm unhappy about, I need to always remember to be thankful for what God has blessed me with. If the main thing I'm unhappy about is my location, I'm in a pretty good place and I should just suck it up. If I focus on the good things in my life, I won't have to dwell in my dis- contentedness (is that even a word?)

I am thankful for:
  • A God who loves me unconditionally and even sent his only son to die for me.
  • A husband who puts up with my scatterbrained antics.
  • A family who is so sicking-ly close we actually like hanging out together.
  • A stable job where we are paid enough to meet our needs
  • A beautiful lightning show at 2 in the morning. We never get stuff like that here, so it was nice to just look out my window and watch the show for a little while.


Kim said...

Wonderful list. And you are right - the more we dwell on the blessings, the easier it is to live with all of the other stuff.

Robin said...

It sounds like you have many things to be thankful for - large and small. Blessings on you!

Denise said...

Bless you, glad you joined thankful thursday. I enjoyed your list.

eph2810 said...

Ha, I thought I only am scatterbrained. I am not sure I just forget, or I just have too many things going on in my head at once :)

I know, I really don't like where I live either, but I thank God that He has brought me out here to get closer to Him.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Be blessed today and always.