"Being thankful is not telling God you appreciate the fact that your life is not in a shambles. If that is the basis of your gratitude, you are on slippery ground. Every day of your life you face the possibility that a blessing in your life can be taken away. But blessings are only signs of God's love. The real blessing, of course, is the love itself. Whenever we get too attached to the sign, we lose our grasp on the God who gave it to us. Churches are filled with widows who can explain this to you. We are not ultimately grateful that we are still holding our blessings. We are grateful that we are held by God even when the blessings are slipping through our fingers.
Gratitude is our ability to see the grace of God, morning by morning, no matter what else greets us in the course of the day."
HUSTLING GOD: WHY WE WORK SO HARD FOR WHAT GOD WANTS TO GIVE.
“Great is Jehovah! Greatly praise Him! His greatness is beyond discovery! Let each generation tell its children what glorious things He does.”
Psalm 145: 3&4
“… let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans- and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit- and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused- and to save us from our own foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.”