I prayed for you all this morning. One of the things I prayed about was that we would find Aaron’s wallet. I found it in the car, when I got back from dropping you all off to school. That was a wonderful, quick answer to prayer.
In Chronicles today, I read about Solomon praying. After completing the temple, He prayed that God would be faithful to the Israelites, and when they made mistakes, to forgive them. When I ended my prayer this morning… I started typing this devotion. When Solomon ended his prayer we are told “fire came down from heaven”. I tell you what-if when I finished praying, if fire had come down and burned up my computer or something else-I am not sure what I would have done! But today’s verse in Scripture tells us what the Israelites did when this happened: They worshiped and gave thanks.They thanked God for his goodness and love.
I can at least say my response to my answered prayer this morning was also giving thanks. I thanked God for helping me find the wallet-and I firmly believe He did. This should always be our response to God’s activity in our lives. We would never take a gift from someone without at least thanking them, would we?
Let’s let today’s Scripture be a checkpoint and reminder to be thanking God daily, as often as possible for all the good things He has given us. Just for starters-at this moment, none of you are sick, it is a beautiful day, you have a 4 day weekend coming up, God has sustained Dad’s and my marriage so you are able to live with both of your parents (don’t take that for granted-we all know friends who would love to have that more than anything else). This is just the tip of the iceberg of reasons we have to thank Him. Stop right now, and thank God for something you haven’t yet. There is a common post on FB that I think may help put this in better focus: “What if tomorrow you only got to keep the things you thanked God for today?” It is certainly something to consider!