5 Reasons to be Thankful

The Pursuit Blog

If you only had the things today that you THANKED God for yesterday, what would be left?

This question came to life for me many years ago when my dad came to me with a proposition.

“For every item you can write down that you are genuinely thankful for, I will pay you a nickel,” he said.

I was excited to earn some extra money, so I agreed. I still remember beginning my list with the generic “family,” “food,” “my home.” But my ideas soon dwindled as the shallowness of my gratefulness became apparent.

Thankfulness doesn’t come naturally to us. In fact, many of us see it as a burden — another spiritual checklist item. What we don’t realize is that our lack of thanksgiving toward God is a big reason we often feel empty and unsatisfied.

Why should we be thankful?

  1. Giving thanks keeps us humble.
  2. Giving thanks makes…

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