Yesterday through a podcast episode I was reminded of the value of gratitude, even more so the importance of writing it down.
When I woke up this morning, I had a WhatsApp message from a pastor in Egypt sharing an update and requesting prayer. I met him in 2018 on a couple of trips to Jordan. Anytime I hear from those Jordanian contacts I’m reminded of the differences in our worlds. West vs. Middle East. Levels of freedom, finances, housing, opportunities, health services-basically every facet of life.
As I prayed for him I was convicted of taking for granted these life blessings that are better than most people in the world. So I followed through with the prompting to write down what I’m grateful for, but I did it differently than before. I made a list of sentences that had a fill-in-the-blank. The sentence was, “My is better than most.” Got a little more real, more thankful, more humbling, more worshipful.
Here are some of my sentences:
- My finances are better than most
- My health is better than most
- My home is better than most
- My security is better than most
- My freedom is better than most
- My future is better than most
- My family is better than most
What words would you use to fill in the blank? How blessed are you better than most?
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