Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. ~Psalm 100:4
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be on a cruise ship you know that you can eat just about anything you want. Endless supply of goodies! You eat 5 meals a day—at the very least because they insist on keep on feeding you.
My husband Miguel just can’t get enough of the desserts. If they have carrot cake or tiramisu he wants several of each! However, after about the third day we start to run away from the sight of food. Food is no longer appetizing or wanted. You know that you’ve managed to lose control of your appetite and your stomach is just not happy all the overeating you’ve done.
This reminds me of the Israelites wondering through the desert. God supplied them with everything they needed, however, because they over indulged in it they started to resent the food that God supplied.
How many of us resent some of the blessings that God has given us? We start to grow complacent of what God has provided—often time it’s as a result of us begging him for it—and even complain about it!
What are you taking for granted today?
Is it the husband that you asked God for? Is it the blessing of your children? Is it the career or job that you currently have? Is it the car that you one day desperately needed? Or, is it the home that you complain about each time you need to clean it?
It is time that we transform our mindset into one of gratefulness and thanksgiving. Did you know that people that are grateful, even for the seemingly small things are the happiest and most content? They seek to see the blessings and favor of God every day.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want God’s favor and blessings to stop flowing in my life due to my ungrateful attitude. Remember only two people out of the 3 million made to the Promised Land because of their attitude towards the blessings and deliverance that God had provided to them.
Take a moment today to express gratitude for all that God has done for you. Look through your prayer journals and acknowledge God’s faithfulness in your life. Make it a daily habit to seek and find God’s daily favor in all that you do.
My friend…take a deep breath and thank God for it!
Until next time,