So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
This seems like it should be easy to do. But I (far too often) find myself feeling sad or frustrated or dissatisfied with something (or things) in my life. Often I am dissatisfied with myself- my lack of certain abilities, my weaknesses. I know God has given me many gifts and I am thankful for them. But I seem to have a default position which is not always appropriately thankful. This is my problem, not God’s.
Heavenly Father, you are the maker of all things and the giver of all things. You are the giver of life and the creator of our universe and world. Help me to be fully and genuinely thankful at all times. I owe everything to you. I have nothing which did not come from you. Open my eyes. Amen
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