1. I am thankful for life. 6 days ago when I started this challenge, I naturally assumed I was going to see day 7. But this is a gift not to be taken for granted because many people ‘slept’ within these 7 days and I’m not one of them. It’s not because of any good thing I did; it is His grace upon me and for that I am grateful. And I pray that while I still have life in me, I will do all I can to bring Him glory and be a benefit to mankind.
2. I am thankful for the gift of giving; for it more blessed to give than to receive. If you are able to give, it is because are privileged to have something to give in the first place. You are therefore doing yourself a bigger favour in giving that the one being given. Get it?
Recently, my brother was filling up the generator with petrol using a funnel and I said to him, “I always want to be the funnel. I always want to be the conduit. Because the generator will always be filled with fuel; but blessed is the funnel that is used to fill the generator. It can never lack petrol”. Enough said.
3. I am thankful that I even have so much to be thankful for. I would never have thought it possible to write 21 things for which I am grateful. And that’s the point of this exercise; to dig deep and appreciate all that has ever been to (or taken) from you.
My devotional today was on gratitude (perfect timing, right?) and it recounted the story of the 1 leper, out of 10, that went back to thank Jesus after being healed by Him. Were they excited? Yes. But wouldn’t it have been better if they realized how great a blessing they had received and had given thanks?