Nov 19, 2012

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Opportunity For Thanks

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Thank You

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There’s a common expression that says “opportunity knocks but once.” I believe that statement is true occasionally, but it couldn’t be more false when it comes to thanks. The opportunity for thanks knocks several times daily, not just “once” a year. The first opportunity knocks when you open up your eyes. You should make it a habit to tell God thank you every morning when you wake up, because being able to live another day is a blessing. But, quite often we don’t cherish the blessings that surround us because we’re so focused on the bad things. Let me give you an example. Last night I found out that my alternator died on me, but I was on the interstate when this was discovered. Anyone who knows anything about cars, knows that a bad alternator drains the battery, and a dead battery shuts off the car. Well, I was able to make it down an interstate and a highway before my car went kaput right as I pulled onto a back road. Given the circumstances, most people would’ve murmured and complained. I mean, my car broke down on me and I was stranded. BUT, I did not gripe. I immediately thanked God that He brought me safely off the interstate and highway. My car could’ve stopped in the middle of I-95, but it did not.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) tells us to “Be thankful in all circumstances.” How is this possible unless THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN EVERY SITUATION. With that in mind, I challenge you to look for something to thank God for in every circumstance, good or bad. Even if you’re having a horrible day, I assure you there’s something to thank God for. I believe when you enter into thanksgiving, you stir up your joy, and when you hold tight to joy, you cannot be defeated.

 

So, rise to the occasion when the opportunity for thanks comes knocking, and knocking, and knocking.

 

 

P.S. – I was only stranded for an hour; I got home safely; and my car didn’t have to be towed…Thank God! **G.I.G.**

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