“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.” – Psalm 100:4
I saw an ad the other day that said ”Christmas in July”, but we would do better if we thought of everyday as Thanksgiving– it is never out of season!
Adrian Rogers told the following story that we all would do well to think about. One day a preacher was riding on a train. He saw a well-dressed man and magnificently dressed woman with expensive jewelry. The woman was complaining about everything – the train ride, the weather, the news, the food, the service.
The preacher decided to engage this couple in a conversation. He asked the man what kind of business he was in and the man told him. Then he asked, “And what does your wife do?”
The man replied, “Oh, she’s in the manufacturing business. She manufactures her own unhappiness.”
You know, there are a lot of people like that today. They manufacture their own misery because they fail to be grateful. Only Christ can turn our lives around and stir up a grateful heart within us.
Go through the alphabet and thank the Lord for something beginning with each letter and choose to be grateful.