I'm currently enjoying my honeymoon in Ireland, which means Thanksgiving is going to be a bit strange this year . . . but I wanted to take a moment to ponder the meaning of gratitude.
In our modern world of convenience, we tend to forget all of the abundant blessings we have in our lives. We get caught up in not having the latest gadget or the fanciest clothes. We lose track of what really matters. It's easy for us to ask God for help when something is troubling us or there are obstacles in our way. It's not so easy to remember to express our gratitude to Him for the gifts He bestows on us.
As we enter into this season of thanksgiving and preparation for His coming at Christmas, take a moment to thank Him for all you have received.