We are spending time together as a family, all five of us, and I am soaking it all in. I am mindful of the many reasons to thank God for family, for love, for commitment, and for memories. I am thanking God for the reminder to treasure the here and now and to embrace His gifts. Even when facing difficulties or experiencing hardships, God showers us with reasons to enjoy the pleasurable sensation of gratitude. Because of that, I want to be more diligent in showering others with reasons to look up and praise God.
- With my husband, may I daily give him reasons to thank God for our marriage. This means each morning I must renew the commitment to love unconditionally.
- With my sons, may I help them see God’s forgiveness, patience, and tenderness by offering those consistently as their parent. My love for them should make it easier for them to understand God’s love for them.
- With my fellow Christians, may I give them reasons to praise God for companionship, encouragement, and sincere interest. What a unique blessing the Lord’s church is! May I do my part to help others remember that.
- With those in my community, may I look for ways to cause them to pause and look up, to see God as the source of all good. This means I must look like His Son as much as possible by being friendly, by being unselfish. I can’t live unto myself but must look around with interest in the souls around me.
Today is always the beginning of our future. I pray that I will do so much better in showering others with reasons to thank God. Nothing is more important than making sure my life (my actions and my attitude) makes it easier for others to see God.
Prayer for Today: Thank You, Lord, for showering me with reasons to praise You. Please help me do better at intentionally helping others see You.