When there are difficult decisions to make I do a lot of work and praying.
As I was thinking about the decision that needs to be made and the work I was doing in the yard, it was not easy to find something to be thankful for.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 it says…In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I didn’t feel thankful for the heavy growth that had grown over and on the fence from the surrounding yards. I didn’t feel thankful that the neighbors don’t keep their vines and trees from growing on and over my fence and that I had to get rid of them.
The next day though I did find things in that situation I am thankful for.
I am thankful that at my age (I am old) I am still able to get out and cut all that stuff off the fence, get exercise and burn calories doing it.
I am thankful I did not stick myself with stickers and thorns that was on some of the vines. Knowing how painful it is to be stuck with thorns brought me to think about Jesus. There is no way we can come close to knowing how painful it was when they placed the crown of thorns on his head. All of the pain we suffer, comes nowhere near the pain He suffered for us. I had only one boo-boo, I pinched my hand with the clippers, not bad for me considering my record for making boo-boos as I work…I am thankful for that too.
I am thankful I had the tools to get the work done and that I did not have to pay to have it done.
I am thankful the Lord gave me the strength and ability to get it done.
And I am very thankful that I do not have to chop wood.
We are so blessed.