Saturday, August 21, 2010



2 Samuel 22:50 - “Therefore I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto Thy name.”


If we get in an automobile accident and come out alive, we typically thank God for sparing our lives. But do you ever just thank God for saving your life as you drove home from work and didn’t have an accident? Isn’t that even better? I heard a story that poignantly illustrates this. There was a family who heard that a person in their church gave a significant love offering to the memory of their son who died on the battlefield. On the way home, the wife asked her husband, “Why don’t we give an offering for our son?” He said, “Why? Our son wasn’t killed.” She said, “Don’t you think that’s a good reason?”

What things have you thanked God for lately that DIDN'T happen?

You DIDN'T get hit by a car on the way home?

You DIDN'T get a "pink slip" at work?

You DIDN'T get a call from the police that your child was in jail?

You DIDN'T find out your spouse was having an affair?

You DIDN'T get a bad diagnosis from the doctor.

You DIDN'T get a call from the bank saying your house was being foreclosed on?

You DIDN'T find out termites were devouring your house?

You DIDN'T find out your vehicle needed major, expensive repairs?

You DIDN'T find out your child had flunked out of school?

Today take time to thank God for all the things that DIDN'T happen as well as thank Him for the good things that DID! 

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