The water filter at work is broken. It’s be broken about 3 work hours now. And I’m thankful. I miss having the icy water and boiling water on tap. I’m very, very grateful that right next to the broken tap is another tap with room temperature but clean water and a microwave. I know that millions of people walk miles to access unclean, unsafe water that will make them and their children sick. Today I’m thankful for a broken tap as it reminds me of the many, many small blessings in my world.
At times gratitude springs forth from our hearts and thankfulness flows from our lips. Other times it takes sheer will power to be thankful as we struggle with grief, anger, injustice and jealousy. The Bible clearly tells us that thankfulness is the will of God for us.
“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
If you’re ever wondering what God’s will for you is, start here, with thankfulness. Whatever you are going through today, whether thankfulness is spontaneous or a determined act of obedience, it is important. So join me in making this Thankful Friday.
Simply start by choosing 3 things (or more) that you are thankful for and share them with us in the comments below.
This Thankful Friday I’m thankful for:
- Reverse cycled air conditioning
- Clean drinking water
- The spendorous variety of colours of spring
How about you?
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