Gratitude to God has been undermined in today's world. Many have accused God for not blessing them the way they want and not answering their prayers, without knowing that God answers the most important prayers first. It is worthy to note today that the things you take for granted, somebody else is praying every day and night for it.
One might say, why should i be thankful unto God when he hasn't done what i asked him to do? Or Why should i thank him when all i do is to survive all alone? These questions come out of ignorance, and this article will give you many reasons to be grateful unto God.
Many of us today are being less content and not seeing true blessings. Did you know that the little things, are the true blessings in which you should be thankful for? Now the prayer you should say before we proceed on this article is: Oh God, please forgive me for being ungrateful to you. Hence, I have attached pictures with reasons why you should say this prayer. And also, below this article, i have attached screenshots of many who have said this prayers after coming across the pictures in this article.
1. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for our daily meal.
The two pictures above depict two things. One shows children who are searching refuse bins to see what they can eat, while the second picture depict a balanced diet you and i have been enjoying since birth. Ask yourself, am i better than those children in the pictures above? Yet you always have what to eat, and perhaps with parents who still cater for you. No matter how hard, refuse bins have never been a choice. You may not have what you want in life, but I can tell you that you are blessed no matter your condition. This is one of the reasons to be grateful to God, and also enough reasons to put these ones who can't afford food in prayers. Remember that the things you take for granted, somebody else is praying every day and night for it. Be grateful.
2. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for the water we drink and bath.
Water is a common thing, yes! It is. But in life, one thing we must know is that not everyone can afford some very common things in life. Humans are less content and not seeing the real blessings, but these pictures shows that God loves you, and that you should be grateful. You and I have been drinking Eva and other variety of bottled water, but many are drinking dirty water we can't even use to wash our feet. Be grateful to God for the little things and also remember to pray for these ones who don't have them. If you can afford to help, please don't have a second thought, go ahead and do it, because God might be answering someone's prayers through you.
Have you been asking God for more? Are you praying for a wife? Kids, car? Job? Have you thanked him for all the other blessings? No I suggest, because you think they are common. Look at the picture above and pray in your heart for the people passing through the many things you take for granted. One example is shelter.
3. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for freedom.
The pictures above depicts a Nigerian prison. If you look closely, many of those prisoners may have been wrongly convicted ignorantly. Their freedom has been seized, and here they are jam-packed like fishes with no bed and no hope. You need to be grateful to God for the freedom because they are people praying so hard to be free. Your walking around, talking, eating when you like, and listening to music, seeing football matches and participating in all social services is a blessing. At least you are hopeful, so please, you have no reason to be ungrateful to God. Be thankful.
4. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough for health and the air.
Most of us have never visited the hospital for any reason, yet we live. Many are breathing through oxygen, yet we breathe the free air from God daily, without no obstruction. Be grateful because the things you take for granted, somebody else is praying everyday and night for it.
5. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for our abilities.
Many of us can see, smell, walk, and hear. In fact all our senses might be working fine but we take this for granted and become too ungrateful. What blessings are better than these? Would you like to depend on people for your daily activities? No! Be grateful, thank God for yourself, pray for safety, and also pray for the ones who pass through these predicaments.
6. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for affording all we need.
Many of us have not begged anything our whole life, yet we accuse God of not blessing us the way we want. Note that people are wishing to be like you. Be grateful and also pray for these ones and remember, your ability to make use of you sense organs is one of the most important things God has done for you.
7. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for Comfort.
War and insurgents have caused many to flee homes. Have you ever been stranded? Lost your home? No! That is why you should be grateful to God. Nigeria's insecurity challenge has driven a lot of people out of their homes, yet it has never for once reach you. Think like this: can I afford to lose all the properties in my house now due to bandits? This is another subtle but big reason to appreciate God, and also pray for those in this condition.
8. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for our experiences.
The two pictures shows two classrooms. Majority of us have never experienced the first classroom, not even our children or siblings have .This is a blessing. Start seeing the true blessings from God today, not from your wishes.
9. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for most common things.
Slippers and shoes; no matter how cheap, Many cannot afford them. But yet still, our children wear good shoes and latest ones despite the price. How can you not see this as a blessing and be grateful. Many of our legs don't touch the floor! You may not have been grateful enough. Just Praise God.
10. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for shelter.
Home and the bed are affiliated, yet many sleep under the bridge with no roof and no bed. Can you afford this? Do you think you are better? Maybe you have not been grateful enough. Pray for the victims of this condition and remember to be grateful.
11. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for our children.
When we were kids, we had toys and many things to play with. Now we are grown, our children follows suit. Toys are inexpensive but not all can afford this. Think like this; your child wants a toy but you can't afford it. Think about dresses; the children above may be having just one cloth their whole childhood, but your child has surplus. Please let's be grateful and also pray for these ones who can't afford this.
12. You and I have been ungrateful or not grateful enough to God for peace.
Many are contemplating suicide today. Yet you are singing along to circular music, eating, laughing, with no worries. Think about it, isn't that alone a blessing. Many have been wrongly accused, many are into some real problem that will take them to jail or kill them, but here you are only asking God to give you what you want. Please pause, and be grateful first to him.
Nevertheless, did you know that when you appreciate someone for the little he has given you, that will spur him up to give you more and more of what you want. Maybe you never knew how important the things you have are, but today, I want you to start considering them and be contented. You are beautiful, handsome, responsive, intelligent, updated, e t.c. These are more reasons to be grateful. Pray for those passing through all the conditions in this article, and then appreciate God for yourself, and all you ever need will come. This is the one secret we have not used, so if you have been ungrateful to God for the little things, take a look at the above pictures again. Let's hear from you below.
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