Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given you and your household. Deuteronomy 26:11
Everyone has different things in their household. Some have a lot of things, while others not as much. Some will have very high dollar things, while others have things that don’t cost very much.
Being grateful for what one has is not always very common. Many are looking at what others have that they do not have and are complaining and grumbling about what they do not have.
Moses told the Israelites along with the foreigners to rejoice in the good things God had given them.
It is easy for a person to look at the faults of what he has and complain about them. One can also look at what he does not have and feels he needs and complain about the lack.
No matter how much a person has, people tend to want even more. They want the newer, the better or fancier things that they do not have, rather than being grateful with what God has given them.
Believers can fall into this same trap of being ungrateful as the world lives in. Instead of being grateful for what God has blessed them with, many believers are complaining and begging God for more. It is ignoring all the things God has already given and allowing pride, jealousy and greed to set in.
If a person has food, clothing, shelter, forgiveness and salvation, he has all that he needs whether it is just a little or a lot of those things. Anything else acquired is an extra bonus blessing from God. Believers need to rejoice in what God has given, rather than ignoring what they have.
You may have a lot of things or a few things. You may have things you like and there are things you desire to have some day. Do not allow yourself to focus on what you do not have but put your focus on what God has already blessed you with.
As you rejoice in the blessings already given, you will see that you have all that you need and often more than you need. God will always provide what you need, which may be much or little, great or small.
Rejoice in God’s blessings instead of complaining about what the world has.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will see what God has blessed you with; that you will rejoice in what God has given you; and that you will be content with the blessings and provision of God in your life.