'Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.' Colossians 4:2
Devote yourself to being thankful. What does that even mean? I've been hitting copy and paste on the verse for several weeks now and the words just hit me today. Devotion is a strong word. According to the dictionary it means: dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to". God is commanding us to give priority to being thankful. Wow.
I must confess I do not always do this. I usually give thought to what I don't have or pay attention to the problems in my life. He calls me to dedicate myself to thankfulness. Not just one day a week, but everyday. I should intentionally give thanks daily, in all things. He has commanded it, therefore, I am to follow it. Help me Father to be thankful every minute of every day.
Continuing to count one thousand gifts....
#91 Rain, rain, and more rain on our thirsty ground
#92 technology to allow Sam to wear braces without physically wearing them
#93 my snuggie blanket I cover up with on the couch
#94 cold medicine, tylenol, aleve, and flexeril
#95 health insurance, even if it costs WAY too much
#96 new car batteries
#98 free babysitters when you need one
#99 work for my self-employed hubby
#100 Scrabble :)