"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened." - Romans 1:21
Dear heavenly father, the verse above enlightens me on what humanity is like. By nature we are futile in our thinking. We get lost in all of our own thoughts without any light of the reality of your truth and grace. We think of ourselves like gods, who made themselves, control themselves and bless themselves with wonder things in life. In truth, we were made by you, We are preserved by you and everything we have is a gift from your hand. You decided who we would be and where we would live. So often in the futility of our own thinking, being thankful is miles away from our brain. Thank you God for everything. And please, please, forgive me for living without thankfulness so often. It's great to be alive, to be saved by your Son and to have meaningful work to do. AMEN
Help me to beam thankfulness to everyone around me this week and always.