A Thankful Attitude
“If you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic." James 3:14-15
It is remarkable that in America we could ever think that God has failed us materially. It is only possible by comparison, which is one of Satan’s primary tools.
The primary defense against this attitude is praise to God. Satan uses lavishness and waste to create discontent and selfish ambition. Why else would we drive ourselves to acquire more than we need or can logically use and, in the process, destroy our health, families, and usefulness to God?
Thankfulness is a state of mind, not an accumulation of assets. Until we can truly thank God for what we have and be willing to accept that as God’s provision for our lives, contentment never will be possible.
Have everyone in your family make a list of all he or she has to be thankful for and then share your lists with one another. It may open your eyes to how much you’ve been blessed by God.
In your prayer of thanksgiving, ask God to help you continue to have a thankful attitude.
Daily Scripture Reading:
1 Corinthians 1 – 4