Are You Thankful?

Posted on November 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Every year with the coming of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be thankful, but are you? Is your thankfulness demonstrated in your attitude? If someone were to ask the person that is with you more than any other if you are thankful, would they say that you are a thankful person? The sad reality is: if you are like many who live in this country of ours, you may not be. Let me ask you this question: Do you go through life being thankful for all the things that you have, or do you spend all your time thinking about the things that you don’t have? Does it bother you for people to have more than you? Do you ever fall into the “that’s not fair” mentality. The simple truth is, what we focus on will determine our attitude. If we focus on what we don’t have, or on what others have that we don’t have, then to be perfectly honest we will probably have a pretty stinky attitude. But, If we focus on what we have, that others don’t, then we will realize just how much we actually have.

If you were to travel to the west coast and talk to the folks whose homes have been destroyed by fire and who narrowly escaped with their lives, then this might help you realize just how much you have. Or if you were to travel to the south, or to the east and talk to some of the people who are still trying to rebuild their lives after the two devastating hurricanes, then they just might help you realize just how much you have.

Have you ever sung the song “God Bless America”? Have you ever seen that phrase on a bumper sticker on the back of a car? Well, the truth is, He already has, and in so many ways. Have you ever asked yourself the question as to why we have a problem with immigration, and not the other way around? That is, why do people risk their lives trying to sneak into our country as opposed to trying to sneak out of it? Well, it has been said that if you were fortunate enough to have been born in this country then you have already won the lottery and there is a lot of truth in that. So this year, before you sit down to eat that meal (that would feed 3 or 4 families in much of the world) please pause for just a moment and realize just how blessed you are and it wouldn't hurt to bow your head in prayer and just say “Thank-you”..

Pastor Tim

May you and your family have a truly blessed Thanksgiving!

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