Human urge for best things in life is a desire that is common among people. We desire to build a house, to own a car, to have a fat bank balance etc. Our desires are a never ending story. There are several ways through which these desires can be met, however, there is but one sure way to acquiring them, this way does not leave us in doubt. And it is open to those who have privilege of possessing attitude of thanksgiving.
The Creator of all things has a clear statement of his promises to us ,ĒHeaven and Earth will pass away, but my word will never go unfulfilledĒ and one of conditions under which we may benefit by these unchanging promise is to continually acknowledge and express our thanks to Him for those riches that He has bestowed upon us, those gifts that may look or appear inconsequential or trivial to us at time of receiving them simply because they are not of nature of riches that we had asked for from Him at that point of our need.
It is very impressive to recognize that such riches that He has bestowed on us at that point in time are most needed by us for attainment of our major purposes in life, riches that would act as stepping stone to other riches that we so much desire. It is also less impressive to observe that most of us are not conscious of presence of these riches in our lives after we have received them.
They constitute an inventory of riches that cannot be bought in open market because they are not for sale. Riches should not only be represented in our thoughts by bank balances and material things in our possession. We should also have in mind riches of Sound Physical Health, Protection, The Capacity for Faith, Harmony in Home Relationships and The Hope of Achievements etc.
These riches are from Creator of all things and are distributed to us by Him not because we are qualified to receive them, but because of His Amazing Grace which qualifies us to enjoy full benefit of having Him as an Almighty Father.
The attitude of thanksgiving is natural in itís development. It is one attribute whose possession illuminates every page of human life.And It serves as highest form of our expression of desire to Creator of all things. It is one that we should ascribe great importance to because it helps us to think, move and live in an atmosphere of affirmative terms of riches mentioned above and it guides us unerringly to attainment of such riches. It is a real motivation.
The psalmist once said, ďI will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heartĒ. At this point in time he was aware of fact that his expression of thanks to Creator of all things for riches already bestowed on him would serve as starting point of his coming in contact with other riches that he would find in Creatorís court. Riches that abound so much.
Thanksgiving, should therefore be a responsibility we owe Creator in return for riches that he has given to us, taking into consideration fact that fulfillment of this act is an assured reliance on Creatorís Mercies and Grace, which gives our faith wings to fly and soar so high, aiming for miracle that is our desire. A miracle only Him would make possible.
Most of us need to develop this blessed attitude, there is no mystery behind it. The growth is one that leads us to a true path of enhancement, a path through which riches that has been bestowed upon us by Creator of all things can be embellished and multiplied.