Be More Thankful – part 1

A young soldier was tragically killed in action and his parents gave a gift of money to their church as a memorial for their son. While the ceremony was taking place, there was another couple in the audience whose son was serving overseas. The wife whispered to her husband, “Let’s give the same amount for our son.” The husband replied, “Why, our boy hasn’t died in battle.” The wife, with tears in her eyes said, “That’s just it, let’s give it because he was spared.” This woman knew the meaning of being thankful.

Thanksgiving is a way of life - but complaining can be as well. What can we do to be more thankful?

1. Be Thoughtful.
The word “think” and “thank” come from the same Anglo-Saxon root word. Often times we’re unthankful because we just don’t think about what God has done for us. Thankfulness comes when we realize our blessings.

Colossians 4:2 (NIV): “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”

Here’s the point: “Start thinking thankful thoughts.”

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