Thursday, July 18, 2013

Over use of the word...

I've been pondering the word 'thankful' for the past few days.  I keep telling you to be 'thankful' for those things with which God has blessed you.  Well, in order to truly be 'thankful' I think we need to really understand the word.

               Definition:  appreciative

               Synonyms:  beholden, content, contented, grateful, gratified, indebted,
               much obliged, obliged, overwhelmed, pleased, relieved, satisfied
If we look at those word that describe being 'thankful' it should help us to have a better sense of the word.

I am appreciative that God has seen fit to bless me with an amazing husband and family!
I am content with the gifts that God has placed in my life!
I am grateful for the love that God shows me...even when I'm unlovable!
I am indebted to God yet I can never repay Him for what He has given me!
I am overwhelmed with feelings I can't describe that God loves me so much!

Do you get my drift?  It's easy to say that we are 'thankful.'  It kind of makes me think of how easily we throw around the word love.  I love spaghetti.  I love that shirt.  I love that car.  I love this.  I love that.  In reality...we don't 'love' those things...we like them...maybe we really like them, but we don't love them.  How often do we say 'thanks' when we are just saying the word without meaning it...truly meaning it?

Just something to think about...for what are you truly thankful?

Have a blessed day.

1 comment:

  1. I never want my thanks to God to be mundane or habitual. I want it to be from a pure and honest heart. I also want it to be something I am in a regular habit of doing. I think it is a good balance of being true and being consistent with thanksgiving. Great post!


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