We should give thanks at all times
by Susan Nelson
Mar 16, 2013 | 1141 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hectic - that has been my week. I thought I had plenty of time when the week started out, but I must have missed a day somewhere.

I have been to Beeville once and Victoria at least twice. I had Bible study and lunch and dinner out. My dryer should not be named such because it doesn’t. I have waited for service people who cancelled at the last minute, which is just as well because they had the wrong day on their paperwork and I wouldn’t have been here. I have made arrangements with people who never called on another issue.

During my busy-ness on and off the road, I stopped in at this little store. It had some great signs/plaques to hang on the wall. One that I will tell you about is one that I can remember the entire sign - “Dear God, I want to take a minute not to ask You for anything, but to thank You for all I have.”


My children and I discuss the things we are going to do and possible plans. Last year, we celebrated birthdays with just a cake and family and a fun activity. We have decided that we like the side trips we take much more than the toys and trinkets that birthdays might bring.

In fact, my children have come to the place of saying, “Mom, I just want to thank you for thinking about taking us (here or there).” Can you imagine what that is like? Gratitude! We haven’t even done whatever they are thanking me for, but they want to thank me in advance.

Please don’t think we have a perfect life, either, but to know that they can lead with thankfulness does a momma proud! So as I read the sign above, I knew I had to have it to remind me to lead with gratitude. If I weren’t so blessed, issues would not arise at the magnitude they do. Thank You, Lord, for everything.

First Thessalonians 5:16-18 reads: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
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