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  • Writer's pictureRick Zumpano

Giving Thanks for All Things

Ephesians 5:20

In this land of plenty and of great opportunity, too often we get caught up in the rush and desire to “better” ourselves and forget to be thankful for what we already have. Being thankful and giving thanks flow from one’s love for God and appreciation of His current blessings both spiritual and material.

You may not have a brand new Cadillac to drive, but your Forvrolota gets you around quite nicely.

You may not have Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in your cup, but you do have a cup of “joe” which tastes pretty good.

You may not have a fancy mattress which adjusts to your every position, but you have a good, clean bed to sleep in.

You may not have lobster and New York cheesecake, but that burger, spaghetti and chocolate brownie taste pretty good.

You may not have a closet full of the latest, fancy styles, but you have clothes to wear for every season of the year.

You may not be able to travel to Hawaii or Australia for vacation, but you thoroughly enjoy your trips to the park and evenings on your deck.

You may not live in a manor house with large rooms and crystal chandeliers, but your cozy living room and comfy recliner do just fine.

You may not have a six-figure income or a stock portfolio, but your bills are paid, you have food on the table and a roof over your head.

You may not be featured in a TV special or a newspaper column, but you are well-known to your family and friends.

You may not have a pain-free body, but you’re still able to get around and do what you want to do.

You may not be jetting around with the rich and famous, but you are famously rich because you have Jesus Christ.

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