So this morning I started praying for all of my family (which I do every day), praying for the son of a co-worker who had surgery yesterday. Praying for the sons of two ladies whose blogs I follow (both boys are named Grayson and I'm sure their mamas would appreciate your praying for healing for them too). Praying, praying praying. I mean, we're supposed to pray about everything, right?? The Bible says in I Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
And as I was praying this morning, the thought came into my mind "why don't you give thanks for what you have before you pray for what you need."
So I started praising God, thanking Him for my husband and my kids, for my parents, for my sisters and their families. I thanked Him for my house and for my job and for the beautiful sunrise this morning. I thanked Him for health, and for being so good to me when I don't deserve any of it.
And I thanked Him for salvation, and for the promise of eternal life.
I'm still praying today. I'm still praying for everything I started praying about this morning.
But I'm PRAISING too.
And I bet, if you think about it, you have much to be thankful for as well. And I know that God loves to hear us say thank you.
If you have a moment, click on the video below and listen to a song that I just can't get out of my head lately. It's called THRIVE by one of my favorite groups, Casting Crowns:
Have a blessed day!!