Gratitude Blog for October 2:
by Jay Kelly
Today is Day 2 of a month of gratitude!
Homework: “Whatever You Do”
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” -Colossians 3:15-17
Today the gratitude challenge will require focus. Get yourself a scrap of paper to carry around in your pocket, prop up on your desk, hold in your hand. Write on the paper, “Whatever You Do.” The homework is to give thanks to God as many times as possible today for the ordinary, “whatever you do,” things. Go ahead and get weird about it. Use your God-given creativity, something to give thanks for (I’m practically doing this for you). Have some fun and share a few laughs with God.
How many things can you express thanks for today… 10? 100? 1,000?
“Thank you, God, that whenever I turn this faucet on clean water comes out for me to drink, wash & brush my teeth!” (that counts for three)
“Thank you, God, that this closet if full of shirts, pants and belts!” (three more)
Have fun growing in gratitude today… see you tomorrow.
Jay Kelly (and the Staff of the Seattle Church of Christ)
PS, We’ll get deeper with this sometimes for you Emo Disciples, I promise.