I thought I'd start today's blog off with an exercise.
Are you ready?
I promise, there is little to no physical movement involved, despite the name. I wouldn't want you to put your phone down...for obvious reasons. ☺
Randomly pick out three things in your immediate environment. The only rule is that you must pick something (you could pick out a person, too, if you want.)
Do you have your choices?
No? Jeez... what's taking you so long?
Yes? Nice. Now come up with nine reasons, three for each choice, to give God thanks for the existence of your choices.
For your sake, I hope you are in a train car with strangers, and you picked three random strangers...
So what's the point of all this? It's to remind us to be thankful.
Sometimes, with life getting in the way, it is hard to see a reason to be thankful.
While that sucks for us because it means we'd be stressed out, anxious, and bitter, it sucks even more for God. Because there He is, behind the scenes, working hard day and night. And He doesn't even get a thank You.
1. Standing Fan
Why I thank God: That I can afford it, that it is working, especially with this Atlanta Fall weather, and that it hasn't produced an electric spark that would have led to a fire and loss of almost all my earthly possessions
2. Chest of Drawers
Why I thank God: That I have it, that it is still useful after so many years, which means I don't have to spend money to replace it, and that it hasn't collapsed and injured anyone
3. Space Heater
Why I thank God: That I have it, especially in this Fall season, that it is working, and that it hasn't exponentially increased my electric bill.
Tonight, I'm thankful and I know it.