~Friday for Friends~
It’s easy to take things for granted. To think that the way it is – if it’s good – is how it should be. To think the opportunities and blessings we have are a right, not a gift.
We also tend to think about bad stuff in a “God-please-make-it-go-away-very-soon” sort of way. But sometimes bad stuff happens. And yet we still need to be thankful. So, my friends…
"give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe," Hebrews 12:28 (NIV)