The other day I was looking through instagram and came across a picture that read, " What if you woke up today with everything you thanked God for yesterday?" My initial thought was, " Well I would wake up with everything because last night I finished my prayer with ' and thank you God for everything you have done for me" But then I began to think deeply, for some reason, on this picture and I came to the realization that I don't thank God for anything.
I was to tired, to simply states something to be thankful for. My prayer was self conceited. I contemplated with God, and then I rushed into asking God for this and for that, and at the end I add in a "thanks for everything" quote. But I never actually thanked him for the day. For the people I saw, for the birds chirp that got me in the 'mode' early in the morning, or the beautiful sun rise that morning. I simply just said, " Thanks for everything"
Whenever I teach kids in my catechism class how to pray, or steps in prayer, one of the most important things I express to them is to thank God for the day, for family, for friends, for the laughters, for the knowledge, ect.
God does so much in our lives and we don't even see the majority of it.
That lucky 'coincidence' that happened the other day, wasn't a 'coincidence' it was God looking after you. All of those, 'that was lucky how that turned out' moments, are all thought out and executed by God. God works throughout the day. If you are having a bad day, it is God that sends in the polite person that smiles and helps you out. God knows you better than you know you. He is ALWAYS looking out for You.
My suggestion today, to make Ordinary time a Little Less Ordinary, I suggest that you thank God everyday for something new. Not only will it open your eyes to the extensive work that God does in your life but it will also make you happier knowing that all of these things were planed by someone who died on the cross, out of love, for you. Thanking God will also make you more humble- more aware of events in your life and how they are controlled by God.
Did you thank God Today?
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