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An Attitude of Gratitude

This past week-end...

I was so grateful to see the gasoline price in my hometown was $2.669 per gallon. Being almost out of gas, I stopped and filled up. Then, on my way to church yesterday, a station I passed by was $2.629. To make matters worse, the city our church is in had gas prices of 2.469! I discovered my “attitude of gratitude” had a price… 11 gallons at $.20 per gallon… $2.20!

In the early morning hours...

On a cold wintry day in the 1940’s, two young teenage girls found themselves huddled together on a single hardboard bed attempting to keep warm. As the one sister watched helplessly, with each passing moment, as life slipped away from the other sister’s frail body, they paused for just a moment to thank the Lord for their head lice. Head Lice? Yes… head lice! You see… Corrie Tenbaum and her sister Betsy were prisoners in a Nazi POW camp for assisting Jews in hiding from the atrocities going on during Hitler’s regime. Head lice had become a blessing to the female prisoners because the prison guards would stay away from them. Betsy would eventually die, but not without leaving with us an amazing insight from her heart of gratefulness...

“No pit is so deep that God is not deeper still!”

And I forfeited my “attitude of gratitude” over $2.20 of gasoline! Oh, Lord Jesus! Please forgive me!

As we go about our week...

Let's make sure we take the time to check our “attitude of gratitude” and be truly grateful for all the blessings God sends our way.

Colossians 3:1517 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

Hebrews 12:28 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.

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