TO BE THOUGHTFUL IS TO BE THANKFUL
A heart that is thoughtful will be thankful. Do you ever thank the Lord about what He has done in your life? Do you ever thank Him for things He has done and He's still doing in your life? He is the one that has brought you thus far. Do you acknowledge Him?
It is time to PAUSE! Then, THINK! In vs. 20-23..."When your son ask you in time to come saying; what is the meaning of the testimonies, statutes, and the judgements which the Lord our God commanded you? Then you shall say to your son; we were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and the Lord showed signs and wonders before our very eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household. Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers".
Words of thanksgiving by the Isrealites to their children for what God has done for them. Do you boast to your children & people around you as if your hands or knowledge or degrees is what has brought you thus far in life? Only those who can pause, then think back could appreciate the mighty hands of God in their journey into destiny.
Do you even thank Him for sleeping and waking up? The unwise may say; if I can't sleep, I will use a sleeping pill. But, I ask you, can you get a waking up pill? Friends, today, as you read this words, why don't you pause, think and look back, and see if God has not been good to you. That you are alive is a testament that God has not finished with you yet, therefore, thank Him!
Thanking God is not the absence of trouble in your life but it is an understanding that when everything looks chaotic, because you are thoughtful, you can see above the chaos and attacks that Satan blows in your way. Although, you are glancing at the debris around where you stand, you can still see God and say, Father I thank you!
Why not shout it louder today; Father, I thank you!