Grumblers have a hard time hearing God speak. The Bible says, “Do everything without complaining” (Phil. 2:14). It’s our natural tendency to complain; we all do it at one time or another. But it is unnatural or even supernatural to give thanks in the midst of life’s trials. Being thankful gets our eyes off of our problems and onto the Lord who is still in charge. Being thankful is self-correcting, like a clock that resets itself to the right time every 24 hours. Let’s make a decision to be thankful every day. There is always something to be thankful for! Unthankful people quickly enter into deception and find it very hard to hear the clear, pure word of the Lord. When you offer thanks to Him, He will respond to you. He is eager to speak to you.
Being thankful is supernatural
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.