Have you ever thought about being thankful God created you?
During the Thanksgiving season you probably like to think of all the things you’re grateful for. You’ve probably even made a gratitude list at some point, thanking God for all the blessings in your life.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that you have left off one of the most important items from that list – yourself!
It seems rather odd to thank God for yourself, doesn’t it? Absolutely. But don’t you thank God for all your friends and family and the people you love? Of course. Well then, it’s time to add yourself to the list.
God made you
The Bible says we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14)
Jesus said you are “the light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)
We need to be grateful for what God had created, including ourselves.
In this week’s episode, I talk about this idea of being grateful for yourself and how to get started in the process when it seems awkward or unnatural.
If you’d like to read a related blog post go to: Are You Grateful God Made You?
To listen to last year’s Thanksgiving episode #007, go to: Everybody talks about gratitude, but what does it actually mean to be grateful?
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Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings,
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Bible references in this episode
Matthew 22:39 ESV
39 You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Psalm 39:14 ESV
14 I praise you [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Matthew 5:14 ESV
14 “You are the light of the world.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV
10 For we are his [God’s] workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Genesis 1:27 ESV
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
Psalm 95:1, 2 ESV
1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!