A friend of mine posted on her facebook page that she was looking at a mountain of laundry on her bed and was thanking God for it. Yes, you read correctly! She actually thanked God for a mountain of laundry! Why? Because she saw the mountain as a testimony to the fact that her family has the clothes they need. I love that!!
The genius of God’s command to give thanks for all things is that in a blink of an eye our focus moves from self and fixes on God. When our gaze is fixed on Jesus our perspective changes. Instead of seeing a mountain of laundry to be washed, we see God’s provision in the midst of a challenging economy. I assure you, doing the laundry can become an opportunity to rejoice rather than a drudgery to endure!
What mundane jobs are you facing today? I’ll thank God for mine and you thank God for yours! Let Him turn the mundane into an extraordinary gift of gratitude!
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
I am thankful for:
bad hair days-It gives me reason to be adorable in my great hats!
below zero temps- I get to snuggle with my kids as I read to them.
traffic- I sing really loud and sometimes dance around in my seat. I see the people around me laughing. How could that be bad?