Before you go any further today, please read the blog post that I have linked for you.
I hate to admit it, but sometimes I have been "bugged" by things that are prayed for and things that people thank God for.
But after reading the post above, my perception changed. I contacted Beth and received permission to link to her post. I must remember to send her the link to mine.
The point I want to make is that we are told "... In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5
So with this new perspective I am trying to give thanks in literally everything. What does this look like? Well, first it has helped my attitude when I hear my child thanking God for the chance to watch a movie. I must remember that it is the thankful attitude that is most important.
So Thank You God for:
a warm home
a baby's cry
a tender kiss
the love of my husband
my 2 bright, energetic, imaginative, loving, wise children
our "monster-dog" Oscar
food to cook and eat
bills to pay
my migraines, I don't know the why, but I do know the Savior and that's most important
And I will continue to say, " I am doing better than I deserve."
I deserve eternal hell, but Christ has redeemed me for His own and I am no longer a slave to sin. Now I serve the King of kings.