We have so much to be grateful for on this day. There are some days when we might want to get into a grumpy mood because we have to leave a warm cozy bed to head on in to work. Grumpy is not the way we ought to be. We should thank the Lord for waking us up. We should thank the Lord for the provision He has made which allows us to have a roof over our heads, food to eat, and clothes to wear. Many people around the world do not have the things that some of us never give a second thought to be grateful to possess.
We have busy lives. Society says, "Go! Go! Go!" How often do we take time to slow down or just sit and take in God's beautiful creations? If we take the time to think on all of God's wonderful creations, we will find ourselves forever grateful for all He has done, big and small. In doing this, one recognizes just how great and wonderful God really is.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deep in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:6-9
Instead of focusing on what is not right or what you do not have, thank the Lord for what is right and what you do have at this moment. It is easy to complain about someone or something, but it is just as easy to praise God just for who He is and to thank Him for what He has done, is doing, and is about to do in your life. He is an awesome God and is worthy of all praise.
Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. Psalm 113:1-3