Why do we take things in our lives for granted? Well, I am glad you asked for my opinion. Here it is.

Our lives are so hurried, cluttered, and stressful, that we are constantly on the move in many different directions. Children dictate the schedule of activities for those who are raising them. Empty nesters are working, watching grandkids, or preparing for future retirement. Those who are retired are full time babysitters, or have to work part time to defray medical costs and make ends meet as costs rise. All are tied to technology, social media, and to the one eyed monster – television.

There is no time scheduled or set aside for reflecting on either the great decisions of life nor the small incidentals with which we deal on a daily basis. We do things without thinking or we get so wrapped up in details and minutia that we are hindered from doing anything.at all, When our lives are a mixture of busyness, stress, and non-stop activity, miss a great opportunity to show thanks to the giver of every good thing.

In Psalm 46, God tells us to “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10). Paul helps us also.”And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” (Col. 3:15)

To be still and experience peace,we must cease striving and stressing, and straining to pack more things into our lives.We need to thank him for all things great and small.

“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” (Ps. 9:1)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Phil 4:6)

Take a minute today to thank God for life, and breath, and other small things that you may have taken for granted. Thank him for friends and for his presence in your life. Thank him for his salvation and his grace and the fact that he even cares about you.