But be sure to fear the LORD and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24, NLT
Samuel reminded the people to take time to consider what great things God had done for them. Taking time for reflection allows us to focus our attention upon God’s goodness and strengthens our faith. Sometimes we are so progress – and future – oriented that we fail to take time to recall all that God has already done.
I need to remember what God has done for me so that I may move ahead with gratitude. Being thankful what I DO have is so much more prevalent than the things I may not have.
A good friend shared this… “Happiness is not having what we want, it is wanting what we have.” That is truly a profound statement.
If I can be content with what I have and know how wonderful what I have really is, I can be thankful and give God the glory. He has done much for me. He has and continues to provide for me. I AM thankful. I do have a lot and I do want what I have. I am happy ~ and thankful.