This past week during my lunch breaks I’ve been reading through articles in this months Christian Woman magazine. One article in particular, written by Becky Blackmon, has been resonating in my mind this week! The entire article was about saying “thank you” to God for the things he blesses us with, and in return we will be able to recognize His work in our lives. GREAT ARTICLE.. and you should definitely try to read it if you can!
My favorite part of the entire article is when she’s talking about her mother and a frequent memory she has of something her mother told her. She said, “Do you know how to make your washer and dryer last a long time? …. You thank God for them every time you use them.” So simple, but so profound to me!
When I go to bed at night, I thank God for everything about my day.. even the teeniest little things, like “Thank you for popcorn we ate during movie night”. When I start thanking Him for everything I can think of .. I feel so blessed. It’s so hard to feel like you have nothing, when you start thanking God for the things you do have, You realize that you have quite a lot. And it’s TRUE, I am starting to see the ways He is working in our lives. He is everywhere.. even in that little bag of popcorn we eat in the evenings. I’m sure some people in the state of Mississippi would love to have popcorn to eat, or an electric blanket to sit under, or a couch to sit on, or lights in their living room.. the list could go on forever. Our family doesn’t have much, but we are so incredibly blessed and I am trying so hard to not take ANYTHING granted.. no matter how small.