can't help but feel grateful tonight--want to check your attitude? check your gratitude.
i am blessed beyond belief...thank you Lord.
i've been given so much.
would i be happy with a Christmas shoe-box? would i be content?
heard a testimony by Lisa Terkheurst. Two of her sons were born in a third-world-country. Each day, at an orphanage, they were challenged in choir to stand up and say things in their lives they were grateful for. These children, faced with bare feet, empty bellies, and scarred hands couldn't think of one blessed thing to be truly grateful for. and yet one at a time they stood up and sang a praise song. their attitude was transformed by their gratitude.
thinkinig recently about thorns in my life. some seeds fell on good soil, but they encountered there, thorns.
are my comforts my thorns? does my need for perfection, a clean car, 3 square meals, shoes, gas money, running water--does it numb me into ungratefulness? sometimes the things that we take for granted (or marble, if you are Kurt...he can never resist that joke)
are the very things that hinder us from pure gratitude. I am praying this Christmas for a heart without thorns, a heart uninhibited by wants disguised as needs.