Sunday, March 13, 2011

Not Just FOR, but THANKS!

Someone posed this question to my daughter the other day:

What if all you had when you woke up were the things you thanked God for yesterday?
What a question! It had made me think about how I am praying.
I pray FOR my family, but do I THANK God for them daily?
I pray FOR my homeschooling, but do I THANK God for the ability to do that daily?
I pray FOR neighbors, folks in my church, etc.., but do I THANK God for them?
You might pray FOR your job, co-workers, etc..., but do you THANK God for them daily?
We might pray FOR the trials and difficulties we have in our lives, but do we THANK God for them, knowing that they have been allowed for a purpose?
You get the idea....
Ask yourself this seemingly innocuous question and then watch how God uses it to transform your prayer life!


Richard said...

Great reflection. Richard and I have been focused on the life focus of " be joyful always, pray continuously, and give THANKS in all things."!! Thanks for sharing this profound question ( and answer! :D)
Nancy McClanahan

Sara Hull said...

So true, Lisa! In all things give thanks! I'll start now!

Anonymous said...

I thank God for you! -Nikki D.

Anonymous said...

Intesting thought...certainly would make us all pray more in a thanks giving mode and not just a I want list...very nice....