I have been reading my daughter-in-law’s posts and realize that she knows exactly what we should do everyday, be thankful! Here she is in another country and her hubby is deployed and she is raising three of my grand-babies virtually alone, and she never forgets to post what she is thankful for.
This was an eye opener to me and made me realize that everyday we should be thankful, not just on Thanksgiving. She is in a complete different country from her family and finding things to be thankful for. Wow, you talk about an ole slap in the face! Here I am living in the land of opportunity, grumbling about my circumstances!
My mother told me when I was young ” If you think things are bad in your life look around, there is always someone, somewhere, in a worse situation than you” and boy is she right! Look at those dear people in the Philippians and all the devastation and loss they are experiencing from the typhoon. And I am sitting here grumbling, really!!
All I can do is ask God to please forgive me and try and do better from here on! I haven’t always been a grumbler just over the past few years I let things start bothering me more. But they were trivial things compared to what others endure on a regular basis.
I also want to thank my dear daughter-in- law for waking me up, and ask her to forgive me for anything I might have said or done that was not encouraging to her. I love you Summer!
1 Peter 4:8-10 ESV
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
So let’s all remember to be thankful everyday and to love and encourage others at all times!
LOve and Blessing to all! Teena