Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:20, ESV
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Despite the twenty mattresses, she could not forget the single pea causing her discomfort. It kept her awake throughout the night. She barely noticed the luxury of her surroundings. The Princess and the Peafairy tale reminds us that even very small things can steal our attention.
In our world of social media, pictures, and email, it sometimes feels as though we are being bombarded with peas. They try to demand our attention and tempt us to compare our lives to others. When we build a wish list based on what others have or who they are, it leads to discontent. We feel stuck in our own lives, longing to live the life of another.
Comparison leads to overlooking and wastefulness. We squander our time and gifts by treating them with disdain. Jesus came to free us from the poison of comparison. As we release our concerns and worries to Christ, we create space to receive His gifts. Gratitude can fortify our souls and root us in the reality of what is. What will you thank Him for today?
The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reasons for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.
Warren W. Wiersbe
Proverbs 1 – 3