Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday, June 24th. Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.

Sir Moses Montefiore, the Jewish philanthropist, had as the motto of his family, “Think and Thank.” In the old Anglo-Saxon, thankfulness means “thinkfulness.” Thinking of all God’s goodness draws forth gratitude.

Have we given thanks to God today? Have we given thanks to the one who prepared and/or served our meals? Have we given thanks to the ones who wash our dishes, our clothes, make our beds, or otherwise clean our homes?

If you are the one who washes and cleans around your house, did you thank God for the health and ability to do so? The Psalmist says,
“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near." (Psalm 75:1)
If our answer to the above questions is "no," then we are not thinking beyond self.

"God, Thank You for Your provision today. Thank You for my health, abilities, food, and the many things you have blessed me with. Help me to remember to think and thank You and the others that help make my life a joy.

Thank You, God !


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