When should we give thanks?
My sunday school teacher once told a story about a man who always starts his prayer thus
“I want to thank the Lord for giving me the privilege to be able to excrete whenever I want without any stress”.
Almost everyone in my class laughed. A smile also crossed my lips.
Most of us go about our day to day activities without having a thankful heart. We blame God for whatever misfortune that happens to us. We usually forget to thank him for the little things.
We forget that there are a lot of people that can’t even walk by themselves. Our being alive is enough reason to thank the Lord. There are lots of people that have died while sleeping.
Don’t wait until you purchase that dream car or build that dream house before giving thanks to God. Give thanks to God for the little things and he’ll reward you with greater things.
There’s this popular Yoruba saying
“eni ba dupe ore ana a ri omiran gba”
this simply means that
“whosoever gives thanks for the things he’s received will surely receive new things”
Try as much as possible to have a grateful heart. Whenever you feel like you don’t feel like giving thanks to God, just pay a visit to a hospital. You’ll be surprised by how grateful you’ll be to God.