This. Just this. I will never stop reminding people of this: we are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand. How forgetful we are of the goodness of God, especially in seasons of night when all we can see are the trials.
The Israelites were as forgetful as we are. That’s why God commanded them to lay up stones for monuments as reminders of His faithfulness in the past. That’s why God had faithful men record these events in Holy Scriptures so we could remember the stedfast loyal love of God all throughout history.
A few years back, I took on a challenge to write down at least 1,000 things I was thankful for, no matter how seemingly insignificant or small. I went above and beyond, because I kept remembering more and more tokens of God’s generosity to me and my gratitude kept growing. I challenge you to write down five things you’re thankful for during the next week. After that, you can stop or you can keep going as you bring to mind all that God has done for you.
The more grateful you are, the more you will see God around you and the more you will have reason to give thanks and the more you will grow into the generosity of God, but you will never outgive or outlove God.