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10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Reeda45: 5:03pm On Sep 12
Giving thanks to God should be one of the easiest things to do, but it is an act many actually forget to do.

We remember God when we need Him to do something for us. And when we get what we want, we forget to go back to appreciate Him.

Just like the 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus on his way to a village close to Galilee. Only one returned to thank Jesus. Only one.

To think he wasn’t even a Jew. One of God’s own people. He was a Samaritan. A reject. He could have walked away like the other nine. But he chose to remember and appreciate the source of his healing.

I wonder how Jesus would have felt about the ungrateful nine, knowing well beforehand that they wouldn’t return, and yet, he still chose to heal them.

I wonder how He feels every time He does something for us and we don’t even say ‘thank you’; yet, every time we go back to him again, He still answers us.

What a loving father he is!

But that doesn’t mean we should take His love for granted. Especially when He does seemingly ‘little’ things for us.

Some people only remember to thank God when big things happen in their lives, like the birth of a baby, promotion at work, getting a new car, buying a house or even passing an exam.

Those things that people feel are big achievements in life.

But when the little miracles occur, they don’t consider it a testimony of God’s goodness.

Paul knew the importance of Thanksgiving, and that was why he admonished believers to give thanks to God in “everything”

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Everything” means both the big and small blessings.

So what are these ‘little’ things we forget to thank God for every day?

Let’s dig in!

1. For the breath in your nostrils
That you are alive every passing day is one of the greatest miracles of life. Remember, only the living can praise the Lord.

2. For the food you eat (and sometimes waste)
If you know the millions of people wanting to be in your shoe, you will thank God for that slice of bread or snack you are about to consume.

3. For good health
A visit to the hospital will teach you to appreciate God for the sound mind and body you are enjoying right now.

4. For having a family
Some people don’t have anyone to love or love them in return. They don’t have anybody to call family. But you do.

See, your family members may be annoying at times, and sometimes, you just want to knock their teeth out. But they still love you and are there for you when you need them. Being alone in this world is not something you will like to experience.

5. For good friends
Yes. You should thank God for giving you great friends who have your back, especially when going through difficult times.

6. For your church
The church is a community of people knitted together by the love of Christ. If you are part of a church, you get to enjoy a sweet fellowship that keeps your innerman happy and satisfied. Remember to thank God you are part of His people.

7. For the challenges you face
Now, this may sound creepy. Why should I thank God when I’m in problem? See, if everything is rosy in life, you will not even remember there is a God in Heaven. God allows obstacles in your life to strengthen you and remind you that you are not alone. He is there with you all the way. Remember, He will not allow you to pass through temptation (challenges) you cannot overcome. He is only preparing you for a better future; so thank Him!

8. For divine protection
That you go out and return safely to your home everyday is a miracle on its own. And it’s not by your own hand. If you know the number of accidents that happen every day, eh! on the same road you take, you will appreciate God more.

9. For a glorious future
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Need I say more?

10. For your redemption and eternal life

Many Christians are waiting for God to do a ‘big’ miracle in their lives, forgetting that God has already done the greatest miracle of all – the sacrifice of His son. And that is why we can call him ‘Father’. Always remember to thank God for redeeming you from sin and giving you the hope of eternal life.

To conclude, Colossians 3:16-17 teaches us how to give thanks to God.

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

What are you grateful to God for today?

Source - https://www.redigionng.com/2020/09/12/10-little-things-we-forget-to-thank-god-for-every-day/

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by ggirl4real: 6:44pm On Sep 12
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by kaycyor: 9:24am On Sep 13
For your country Nigeria. Abi its not important too

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Madibah(m): 9:24am On Sep 13
No 4
No 5
No 6
No 10
All trashy words

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by janedonez(m): 9:24am On Sep 13
God I thank you for all I have received from you

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by YorubaKinging: 9:26am On Sep 13
The end is near

The stars has fallen

They are the super stars

You know them , you love them
But they are here to deceive you and kill you

Beware of yeyebrities that influence you

The end is near and you'll see the rewards of the wicked

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by obembet(f): 9:27am On Sep 13
THANK YOU JESUS

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by GeniusWeb: 9:27am On Sep 13
thank God for life

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by hopefulLandlord: 9:27am On Sep 13
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?

Well said.

for your final question about who's fault it is, they'd say "god works in mysterious ways, his ways are unfathomable to man". they'd attempt to eat their cake and have it

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Gwagone: 9:28am On Sep 13
Yes

Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by olion1(m): 9:29am On Sep 13
God almighty is the greatest"happy Sunday friendz sad

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Patrickker(m): 9:29am On Sep 13
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Cowbell521: 9:30am On Sep 13
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?
You are STUPID

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Kingpele(m): 9:30am On Sep 13
Yea God bless u op... end of thread

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Cowbell521: 9:32am On Sep 13
Jesus ekene m gị. Kedu ihe m ga - abụ ma ịnweghị gị Jesus? Daalụ nke ukwuu!

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by KINGJAJA888(m): 9:32am On Sep 13
shocked
Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by hopefulLandlord: 9:33am On Sep 13
Cowbell521:
You are STUPID
How's the poster stupid? because he refuses to think like you lot?

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by lepagawu: 9:33am On Sep 13
Thank God

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by DuBLINGreenb(m): 9:33am On Sep 13
Good morning Una done chop?

Nairaland done comot signatures my days on Nairaland are soon coming to an end e no sweet again
Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Hargbo(m): 9:35am On Sep 13
Thank God

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by pinkyruledworld(m): 9:35am On Sep 13
Alhamdulillah

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Hezmatosky: 9:36am On Sep 13
The way of God is not the way of man. Nobody knows exactly what displeases God. The love he has for us is wholesome.

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Thevisualchef: 9:36am On Sep 13
God is the greatest

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Thevisualchef: 9:37am On Sep 13
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?
That’s why he’s God, it’s only human who’ll think like you just did but sorry he ain’t human, he’s God and he’s the greatest.

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Jeffy1206(m): 9:37am On Sep 13
For safe keeping is very important...

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by ggirl4real: 9:38am On Sep 13
Cowbell521:
You are STUPID

If that makes you happy, I'm fine with that.

I can only advise you to learn to express your opinions without insults.

Don't get all emotional when someone holds opinions contrary to yours.

I'm not a Christian but I will like to be and that will be only when I see religion bringing about a positive turn around in this country.

I'm yet to see that.

Just emulate the life of Christ if you are a Christian. That's what is important for you.

Stop throwing insults around. It doesn't stop Non-Christians from asking questions or holding different opinions.

Peace!!

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by AnthonyDgreat: 9:38am On Sep 13
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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Henrydata(m): 9:39am On Sep 13
DuBLINGreenb:
Good morning Una done chop?

Nairaland done comot signatures my days on Nairaland are soon coming to an end e no sweet again
my signature is still intact
Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by SATANNIST: 9:39am On Sep 13
softgamer said this and i agree.
nigerian pastors are scammers.

1. when a pastor using the bible to trick you into giving your entire salary as seed with the promise that where it came out from will multiply 10 folds and at the end of the year it never did, then that is yahoo or fraud. STEALING BY TRICKS. and it is punishable under the law and constitution of the federal republic.

2. when a pastor makes u believe that he has stayed for 5 years without visiting the hospital and never got sick because he paid his tithe and sowed a whosky seed for god so god gave him good heath. HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED. this is misinformation and it could actually lead to loss of life.
these pastors live in posh apartments devoid of dirt, flies, mosquito etc. the environment is disinfected regular and they eat very good fruits and food which automatically boost theor immune system. now tell me, how the Bleep wll these scumbags get sick. if they want to proove that they never got sick because of the whosky seed they sowed, let them go to agege or ajegunle or any surburb where their members life and stay in the condition they are without good phone and bad environment and let me see if they will not get sick.

3. when a babalawo tells u that he can do bullet proof for you , he should be arrested. these scumbags have claimed several lives with this stunt.

i could go on and on but i just had to state the major ones.
if you must quote me , make sure u are talking sense, dont come telling me shit like THE BIBLE SAID THIS OR THAT. when those bookd where written, the situation was not like now.

people are also asking me to talk same about moslems and imams. personally i dont see why i should talk abut them as regards scam, i dont see them asking for seeds, offering etc, i dont see them driving rolls rolyce and private jets with people money. i can go on and on. so tell me why should i talk about them? if it was violence, then i will list them first. guys like i said, dont talk rubbsh if u dont have valid points

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Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by ggirl4real: 9:40am On Sep 13
Thevisualchef:

That’s why he’s God, it’s only human who’ll think like you just did but sorry he ain’t human, he’s God and he’s the greatest.

OK ooo

If you say so

I still stand by my opinion anyway.
Re: 10 'little' Things We Forget To Thank God For by Snowx: 9:41am On Sep 13
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?
ggirl4real:
I don't understand why we should thank God for all these things.

Aside from number 10 (which is just a mindset), how sure are we that it is "God" that make these things possible?

If He's the one, I think all atheists and free thinkers should be denied these things.

Since everyone has access to these things you've mentioned, I don't see why we should thank God for them.

As a matter of fact, I'm very sure that there are many Christians who are struggling to access these things. Some die in the process while some free thinkers are still enjoying full access. Whose fault is this?

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