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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Think and Thank

If we want to know God’s will, we must know His Word. In the Bible God tells us clearly what our attitudes, motives, and actions should be. In other words, we can learn from Scripture how to think right and behave right. But how well do we conform our lives to the teachings of Scripture?

For example, Psalm 100:4 instructs us to be thankful to the Lord. That’s clear enough, isn’t it? But how thankful are we? Most Christians in the Western World have full closets and full stomachs, but our mouths are often filled with complaints—about the government, the economy, our jobs, our finances, our neighbors, our relatives, our health issues, the utility bills, and the high cost of filling the gas tank. We often are so busy complaining that we leave little or no time for thanksgiving. But we should spend so much time thanking God for His blessings that we leave no time for complaining.

I know, Thanksgiving is nine months away, but why not make today a thanksgiving day? You don’t have to run out and buy a turkey and pumpkin pie; simply think about how good God is and how abundantly He has blessed you.

Our word “thankful” derives from an Anglo-Saxon word for “thinkful.” Let’s think about God’s goodness and be thankful.

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