“I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart,
I’m writing the book on your wonders”- Psalm 9:1
I recently opened up my refrigerator and had a revelation.
Those that know me, know that I love food. I love to eat it, cook/bake it, look at it, talk about it, entertain guests with it, etc. I just love it. I thank God he gave us taste buds because otherwise it would be a chore just eating to survive. I am sad for those who are unable to enjoy food (ex: having worked with medically complex patients in the past, sometimes a feeding tube was necessary as they were unable to safely take food by mouth).
When I looked in the fridge at all my food, I realized something. How often are we thankful for it? We live in a country where all kinds of food are at our immediate disposal. Whatever you feel like getting, you can probably get (or make). Geez, I am grateful for this.
I began to thank God every time we got groceries. I wanted to posture my heart from a place of gratitude. I do not want to take anything for granted, even something as simple as food.
I realized something when I started doing this– I almost immediately became thankful for other things that I wasn’t thinking about on a day-to-day basis. Comfy bed? Check. A roof over my head? Check. Clothing to wear? Check. Wow. Aren’t we blessed?
As I continue on this life’s journey of wanting to know our Creator and His heart for mankind, I think gratitude is a major factor. When we are thankful, we are saying to ourselves and to God, that what we have is enough! Our eyes begin to open, and we are left with peaceful happiness. The world says you must strive, God says no! There is no striving in God’s kingdom. Rest, be still, and have gratitude. It is truly a beautiful thing.
Keep loving and learning (and Happy Thanksgiving!!)