How many times a day am I grateful? How many times a day does God do some little thing for me? How many times do I not even notice?
I'm trying to be more aware of being grateful. Had a lovely conversation with a new friend in the pool at the gym, today. She was a breath of fresh air, and an inspiration. She talked about how important it is to be thankful. When we're thankful, it opens the door for God to keep blessing us.
I left the gym, and needed a bunch of boxes. They were kind of expensive at a local hardware store, so I prayed. God led me to a store that had a dumpster especially for cardboard boxes! I was so blessed that a small prayer, led to a filled need. I know it's a small thing. But God cares about the small things and the big things in our lives.
He actually tells us to be childlike, in our simple faith in Him. How many times have my grandchildren asked a small thing of me? And I'm SO glad to do anything and everything I can to bless them! That's how God is toward us. He WANTS us to call out to Him with every little and big thing in our life. He wants to be strong for us, when we're weak. He wants to speak to us in that still small voice. And He especially wants to love us beyond words.
Will we take time to listen ? Will we take time to receive His love? I hope so.