Do you ever have those moments where you open the refrigerator door, filled with food and exclaim, “I have nothing to eat!” Or, do you ever open a closet filled with clothes and say, “I have nothing to wear.” We all have moments like these. Times when everything I want I don’t have, and everything I do have seems lacking. When this happens there are a couple of ways we can choose to react. First, I can order food from a restaurant or run out and buy a new article of clothing (probably a fourth pair of jeans). Second, I can make due, be grumpy about it, and think about other people who have more choices than I do. Or third, I can open my eyes and see what is truly in front of me and choose to be grateful for what I do have.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”