If you could have anything, what would you ask for? The answer will depend on your age and where you are. Here in the US, if you are 5, a doll or a bike. At 15 a gaming console or a phone. At 25 a house. At 35 a family. At 45 financial success. At 55 stability and health. At 65 grandchildren and retirement. At 75 health, happiness and peace. At 85 whatever life throws at you, as you are just happy you got that far.
But if you live in the 3rd world, at 5 you just want food. At 15 a roof over your head. At 25 a stable job. At 35 health. At 45 some stability. At 55 whatever life throws at you, as you are just happy you got that far.
Mr. Ziglar was able to summarize the 8 things we all really want. We want to be happy, we want to be healthy, reasonably prosperous, be secure, have friends, peace of mind, have good family relationships, and hope in the future.
If you have lived enough, by now you figured out that things don’t make us happy or fulfilled. Relationships do. And one in particular is the mother of all relationships. The one with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
So this thanksgiving, what are you thankful for?
“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.” 1 Timothy 1:12 NIV
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18