Just to say: Thank You Lord!
So the work week begun and by lunchtime on Monday I was exasperated to say the least. The rollercoaster ride had reached my department and desk. Needless to say, with all the commotion and the rain (which meant traffic), I got home a whole lot later than I would have wished to.
I had some time, before my final leg of the journey home, and decided to read my Bible. I read 2 Timothy Chapter 2 and part of one verse stood out, verse 19 says:
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.. 2 Timothy 2:19
In that moment all I wanted to do was to say: Thank You Lord. I felt so grateful to know that God is unshaken and He knows who belongs to Him. I knew that everything was going to be okay.
Taking the opportunity to examine my day closer, the more I looked, the more I had to say: Thank you Lord.
Thanks for even the Small Things
He woke me up – I breathed life for another day; had a warm bath; dressed myself; I had transport to get to my taxi stop; had money in my pocket; had a job to go to; breakfast to eat, and so much more.
Yes, I know they’re not the ‘big’ or exciting things, but as I sat there I thought – what if I didn’t have these things today, these simple, taken for granted things.
So the next time you feel the rollercoaster ride coming close to your doorsteps, take a breath. Remember that God’s life-giving Spirit is in you and He has your life in His hands and with Him your worse day is still so much better.
Remind yourself by looking closer and saying: Thank you Lord for every good thing – big and small. For the things He’s done, be like the one leper who thought it necessary to say thank you (Luke 17: 11-16).
And just in case the rollercoaster has gotten to you and you can’t find the courage to look closer or you have become overwhelmed at the circumstance – I want to leave you with this scripture:
1st Thessalonians 5: 18 (says) – Thank God in everything. No matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks. For this is the will of God for you who are in Christ Jesus, the Revealer and Mediator of that will.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.