" I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 1: 4-7
1) I do give thanks for all those who have been brought in my path this past week. From some, I have learned to pray. From others, I have learned to bless. Some brought me joy. Some brought me pain. Some brought me the gift of thanksgiving.
From each of these, I have been blessed. For that, Sweet Lord, I give you thanks.
2) I also give thanks to God for my new shoes. They are so comfortable and cute. I wasn't sure they would be comfortable, so now, I'm doubly blessed! Thank you, Lord, for this ordinary minute.
3) God is good. He has a plan for each of us. We do not necessarily like His plans for us, but He has a plan. When we are down. He lifts us up. He gives us strength.
"Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day."
2 Corinthians 4: 15-16