December 15, 2006 print_code Print this lesson

Thankfulness depends on what is in your heart, not what is in your hands.

People in todayís world find it easy to complain about things. About their shortcomings or what they donít have or "can you believe the price of gas?", or "can you believe the slow traffic?" Yet in every single situation, that same person also has a lot to be thankful for.  He or she can still drive, they have food on the table, shelter, protection from the weather, and typically they even have money in the bank.

It may seem like your circumstances arenít all that great in todayís shallow and materialistic world, but in reality you still have a lot for which to be thankful.

Always remember that our Father God in heaven is the one in charge and he knows what our needs are. He knows our circumstances. "Be not you therefore like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him (Matthew 6:8)"

Think on the many ways God provides for us and blesses us. Letís learn to be thankful for what we have and not get caught up in ingratitude because of what we think we lack.

Thankfulness depends on what is in your heart, not what is in your hand.