I told him I knew all about that and understood how frustrating it was to not be thanked. That every day I completed mostly thankless tasks like washing clothes, folding clothes, making beds, loading and unloading the dishwasher, scrubbing the toilet, and countless other "little" things.
As you can imagine, that conversation ended abruptly.
The more I thought about our exchange I was convicted by the fact that every day I am the worst kind of offender. Sure I thank God for the obvious kind of stuff, but do I thank Him for the little things? You know, the things I take for granted. How about the trials or the things that are just there, but are none the less a blessing showered lavishly upon me? The answer is no, not often enough. The Bible doesn't tell me I should thank Him when he comes through on the big requests, but in everything give thanks.
Wow! Clearly I have a lot of work to do. Thank you Lord for continuing to refine me. Help me to be a thankful daughter and appreciate everything that comes from You.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,in everything give thanks;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18