With the “self help” and “positive mental power” and many other ideas out there, one can tend to lean on their own abilities to control circumstances.
Truth is we can do nothing.
On our own we are completely unable to even be.
God created each and every one of us.
(Genesis 1:27 KJV — So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.)
He sustains us.
(Psalm 55:22 KJV — Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.)
Not unlike a toddler, whose every need is met by their parents, we are often unsatisfied.
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the “I want!” or “I can’t…!”.
When those things which have been denied us is all we focus on life gets wearisome.
Instead, focus on the can.
“I can breathe today. Praise the Lord!”
“I can find comfort in… Praise God!”
“I can find joy in… Praise You, Jesus!”
For the follower of Christ Jesus it is an attitude of thanksgiving.
Colossians 3:15 KJV — And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Focusing on the can.
Today, can be a day of thanksgiving!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for sustaining me today and every day. Thank You for providing for me and teaching me an attitude of thanksgiving. Please continue to shine Your truths into my heart and mind. Lord, let my life be a reflection of You.