One of the major problems in our world today is the problem of ingratitude. We have come to the place in our lives where we actually expect the gifts, attention, praise and applause that others give us. We have our “rights,” you know! From the 4 year old in Walmart yelling at his mom to get him that toy he so *desperately* needs, to the dad who forgets to thank God for his wife and job. From the teen who HAS to have a car when she turns16, to the senior citizen that has somehow forgotten how to say “thanks.” We have failed to be grateful.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

So, here’s my challenge… What are you thankful for? I’m not just talking about generalizations (e.g. Thanks God for everything), I’m talking about specifics.

Can you name 3 things you’re thankful for today? People, events, blessings–whatever.

Comment below to share your gratitude.


About Aaron

I am a born again child of God, a servant of Christ and seeker of His glory! I'm happily married to my wonderful wife, Aubrie, and we have four precious daughters. God has graciously allowed us to serve as missionaries in Colombia, South America since 2011, and minister among Latin Americans since 2004. Follow our story at

Posted on August 27, 2010, in Personal Study, Random Thoughts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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