When “Giving Thanks” Go Very Wrong

Celebrating a day to give thanks is an annual tradition and holiday in several countries around the world. 

A few weeks ago, I listened to a speech by a young man who was encouraging his listeners to adopt a lifestyle of giving thanks. I was excited for this speech but the more he progressed the sadder I became. 

To summarise, he woke up one day and decided that he was going to give thanks to everyone who made it possible for him to get a cup of coffee each morning. This new life goal took him all over the world and allowed him to meet many different groups of people.

At no time in his 25 minute speech did he thank God!

It left me stumped! After all, it is only by the grace and abundant blessings provided by the Creator which allowed him to even get his coffee.

Has not my hand made all these things,
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.
“These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,
and who tremble at my word.” Isaiah 66:2 

But even as I was sad and then upset about his speech, I recognised very quickly that even I have this issue. I don’t live a continually thankful life. Every day I listen to the news and my heart weep for those that are facing hardship. I have water, food, shelter, freedom of speech, health, life, friends, family…. And the list goes on. But yet I take it all for granted.

Giving thanks - @GodlyWoman911

Food for thought: Are you taking your blessings for granted? How much have you received and still expecting to get? Give thanks. Give thanks.

Prayer: Forgive us Father for we have sinned. Amen 

May God’s grace, mercy and peace be with you.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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