02 February 2012

In Good Times, too

It's easy to pray when something bad happens, or you have a big decision to make, or your burdens are great.

Not everything is perfect, but things are significantly better than they were a few months ago. A few months ago I was miserable because of where I worked. I cried a lot. I also prayed a lot. I prayed that some better situation would arise and God would show me what I needed to do. I knew that I wasn't where I belonged. I knew there was something better out there. I just didn't know what. I tried to be patient. I did my best. Finally God provided.

I am now so extremely happy with what I do and where I work. I am actually cheerful when I get home at the end of the day. There are so many positive things about my new job that I won't ever take for granted, little things that other people may not even notice. However, I pray less.

Things are good, I am not constantly asking God for help anymore. I am not praying as often as I was. I don't want to speak for anyone else, but I find that I talk to God mostly when I need something, asking him for things. I don't thank Him enough for what He's given me. He's given me this opportunity, this opportunity He knew would be there the whole time. 
His timing is perfect.

I am not saying that when I pray there aren't going to be things or people I am praying for. In addition to asking God for things, I think I need to be mindful and thank him for things, too.

I once read this on Alana's blog and it stuck with me.

What if you woke up tomorrow with only 
what you had thanked God for today.



  1. I think we're all so guilty of this!! I am always thankful in my struggles because they do bring me closer to God. When things get better it's easy to fall away because you feel like maybe you need Him less? At least that's how I feel I guess, like "Oh, geez, thanks so much for bailing me out there - I got this now", when really I know I need Him more than EVER. How easily we forget and take for granted. I really want to be more thankful, because I have so much to be thankful for!

  2. I agree girl, people dont think about just praying to the Lord to thank him for all the blessings He gives. I am doing a study right now that challenges us to spend time with God every 60 minutes for 60 days and it is amazing to see how little I spent with Him before...and I am so glad I am reading this and will continue to set my alarm after the 60 days is up!

  3. This sounds like me! I HATED my job and now that I'm staying at home I find how quickly I forget to be thankful that God let me leave it. Thank you for these words!

  4. So true. I definitely needed to be reminded of this today. Prayer is something that I struggle with and need to focus on more - no matter what my current circumstances are. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  5. I can relate and needed to hear this today. Thanks!

  6. I can completely relate to this post. I too need to remember to pray more. And to thank God more. Thanks for this reminder!

  7. Amen, in the good and the bad times !


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