Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
-Ephesians 5:20 (Taken from the KJV Bible)
That means in everything you do, about anything, thank Him.
The butterfly to the left is a real butterfly. It is called "Glass Wing". This is an excellent example of how "cool" God really is! Think about it. God cares enough about us to make different kinds of butterflies, fish, birds, plants... even the sky never has the same clouds twice!
God could have made every bird a crow. Not that I have anything against crows, but imagine huge black birds staring at you from every direction. You say "Good morning, birdie!" and you get "Aaaaaaa! Aaaaaa! Graaawww!" and barking/hissing sounds as a response. God didn't make bird feathers or songs beautiful for just His enjoyment or theirs. And we're blessed enough to be living down here, enjoying them every day!
In nature, you can find so many things to be thankful for. In life you can, too! It's also easy to find things to be unthankful for. But for everything to be unthankful, there is something to be thankful.
Like... Thank God for friends, even the one who annoys you. [in that case, you may want to thank Him for patience. ; ) ]
Your parents, even when they tell you to go clean your room. [Thank God for getting it done quickly!]
Your pet, even after they've eaten your homework. [Thank God he can remind you of the answers you put down?]
God is so good, and He is not the creator of bad things. When something bad happens, it's not His doing; it's the Devil, Satan's. Satan hates God, because Satan used to be God's right-hand man... [or angel.] His name used to be Lucifer, and he was the highest ranking angel in Heaven, but he got to be very prideful, and said he was going to be higher even than God, who created him! (Isaiah 14:13-14)
That's when he got kicked out of Heaven, and ever since then he's got a heart of hate to God... and His children: Us.
That is a great reason why we need to thank God for everything Satan tries to make us unthankful for. The more we thank God, the more it annoys Satan, and the more he cringes when he sees us coming! ; )
So, with all that, be thankful for everything in every opportunity you're given! ♥
Saying of the post:
I'm not prideful, I am thankful. : )
[Note: I do not own the butterfly picture. It is a search engine result. If you want to read about them, click here!]