My wife came across an interesting sign that asked the question, “What if you woke up tomorrow with only what you thanked God for today? After we shared Communion tonight I began to ask myself, “What if next Sunday we only had the people for whom we thanked God for today?”
Maybe our church and yours would have a lot less empty seats if we wete grateful for one other rather than complaining. ( I confess to being one of those!) Maybe if we began to truly appreciate the people who do come to our services God could help us to grow and then He would get the credit!
1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers.
I would be willing to bet big money that when the apostle Paul visited the folks couldn’t wait to get to church! When was the last time you couldn’t wait to get to church? I am taking the thankfulness challenge this week. Anyone care to join me? Let’s give thanks for as many people as we can remember starting tomorrow. Let’s give thanks and ask God to have His way in their lives and ours, then wait and see what He will do!