Do you take the time to consider all that you have to be thankful for? The people who support you, the life you’ve been given? So often we take in each and every day, but let it slip past us ta the same time. We get caught up in how busy life can get and forget about actually taking the time for gratitude, thanking God for the blessings we’ve been given in our lives. God has given me so much to be thankful for in my life, a wonderful husband, family, a home, a baby girl on the way. It can really change how we see our lives and ourselves if we take the time to reflect and make a list on all of the thinks that we have to be thankful for, but even more so to take time in prayer, giving it all to God. When is the last time you took a few minutes of your day to pray and show gratitude to God for the blessings you’ve been given?
Today's Gospel states: 'In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will. All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him." Then turning to the disciples he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it"' (Luke 10:21-24).
Today’s reading talks about how we need to be thankful for everything that God has given us in our lives. Remember what it meant to be a child, having a different view of the world, cherishing every little thing and being grateful. We need to remember what it meant to be children, looking at the world with start-eyes, letting God reveal the wonders of the world to us when we weren't too busy to let life pass us by. Take some time to reflect on all of the blessings you've been given in your life and pray to God, giving thanks in gratitude.
Today we pray:
Thank You for showing me what it means to be grateful for the blessings I've been given. Help me to truly take time to reflect and be thankful for all You've given me each and every day.
I pray this in Your most holy name, Amen.