Eleven-and-a-half silver dollar pancakes, a tube of yogurt and a cup of milk! That’s what my three-year old grandson had for breakfast this morning. I gave him a little at a time, but he kept asking for more and more.
As I walked to the kitchen to get the last couple of pancakes, I could only think of how blessed I am. I have actually known a time in my life, when groceries were scarce, and my car was running on gas fumes.
On this day, Andrew wanted more pancakes, and I had plenty of them.
As I placed the pancakes on the plate, I looked up and said, “God, I thank You for pancakes.”
I really have no lack in my life. Like others, there are things that I would like to have, but I can truthfully say I have no lack. I have a roof over my head, too much food in the cupboard, a car that runs well (even with 193,000 miles on it), a warm bed for resting, more clothes than anyone needs, a great family and Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!
It’s so easy to take for granted the daily provisions of God, because we are waiting for that big breakthrough. I certainly have big things for which I am praying; some are breakthroughs that only God can bring forth! Yet, I can still testify I have no lack.
I don’t want to walk through life waiting for the big breakthrough, and yet not thank God for all that I do have. When I was much younger, there was a southern gospel song that hit the airwaves. I can still remember the lyrics decades later. I want to sing this to God every day of my life.
There’s a roof up above me
I have a good place to sleep
There’s food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord
For your blessings on me!
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34