Over the years that I have gone hiking in the mountains, the most basic thing is to be on the right path. There have been a few occasions, when I didn’t and I had to turn around and hike back to the right trail. Some times we can get off track in our thought life too. Frustration, anger, jealousy, worry, selfishness, etc.. can leads us down the wrong path in a hurry. This leads to a bad attitude and a lot of other things we need to avoid. It is time to get back to the right path in our thought patterns.
One of the things I strive to do each is day is… to be thankful. Not just in general, but thanking God for specific and even little things. I have found that it is an essential part of experiencing God’s presence. By focusing on what we do have instead of being discouraged with what we don’t have, it changes our perspective in a positive and God honoring way. Psalm 100 teaches us that we are to enter into God’s presence with giving thanks and praise to God, who guides and provides for us. The question is.. are we letting God guide us or are we just kinda doing our own thing and assuming He will bless it? There is a big difference between these two attitudes. In that same psalm, it teaches us that “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He that has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:3). What a great reminder for us to realize that
He is worthy of our respect and trust on a daily basis. Thanksgiving should be an everyday attitude, and a path we should follow, regardless of our present circumstances. When things are really tough, we can be thankful for His strength and grace to endure, when things are going great, thank Him for blessings. Happy Trails and let’s stay on the right path where God leads us to His very best for us…
“Thanks be to God, who always leads us to victory through Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14