Friday, May 15, 2015

D&C 59:7 -- On Thanking the Lord

"Thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things."
Doctrine and Covenants 59:7

In this part of the section, the Lord is reviewing some commandments, and right after forbidding theft, adultery, and murder, he mentions this.  I really like the idea of this as a commandment.  It is something that we can start doing right now.  Thanking God.  And I think that it helps us with some other commandments, like loving God and loving our neighbors.  When we are thankful, we are usually a little bit more humble, and we realize that we need God, and we need help from other people that God sends us as well.  When we are thankful we stop thinking that life / other people / God "owes" us anything, and we start realizing how incredibly blessed we are every day to be where we are, with what we have, and by the people around us.  That mindset changes the way we think about everything, and helps turn us into better people.
Today, let's thank God for everything that we have.  Let's focus on the positive things that we are blessed with and see all of the good that we have around us.  Let's remember Him in all that we do, and try to have that grateful attitude as we go throughout our day.

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