3/21 Days of Prayer
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
It is amazing how quickly the newness can wear off of something. When I was a kid, I would beg my parents for a certain Christmas gift. After receiving the gift, it would only be a matter of a few weeks before the coveted toy became a mundane addition to my collection. I would quickly move on to thinking, “What’s next?”
We have all experienced the fading admiration of something we once really yearned for, but I believe we should try to remain thankful for both the new and the old. We need to thank God for “today” because it’s full of opportunities, but we also need to thank God for all he accomplished in our “yesterday” as well. One thing is for certain, we can all work on becoming more thankful.
God, thank you for this brand new day that is full of possibilities! Thank you for all that you have done in my life. (Take a few moments to thank God for your relationships, your house, your car, your job, etc.) God, help me to live a life of gratitude. Help me to be thankful for all of the blessings in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.