The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad —Psalm 118:22-24
Do you see life through the lens of thanks or the lens of dissatisfaction? The answer to this simple question dramatically changes everything. If we train our minds to look for God at work and to give thanks, we will find many things to be “marvelous in our eyes.” If we wake up and speak out today’s truth from Psalm 118, “Let us rejoice today and be glad,” we frame the day in a perspective of praise and thanksgiving.
But if we awaken to texts on the phone, news headlines, or to-do lists, we’re bound to feel quite dissatisfied. If we focus on the problems instead of the Problem Solver, we struggle, unable to see clearly.
As you choose to think of the spiritual blessings that belong to you in Christ, you can’t help but be more grateful. In 1 Peter 2:7 Christ is precious to those who believe, but it’s a stumbling block to those who do not believe. To some, Christ represents life. But to others who don’t believe, He is a rock to trip over, a reason to fall.
Each day, you can live with thanks - not because your health is perfect. Not because you have a lot of money in the bank. Not because your vacation is coming. You can live with thanks and rejoicing because you are saved.
On darker days when you sense your spiritual eyesight is failing, you can...Remember where you’ve come from. Remember how God has answered your prayers. Remember the promises of God. Put on the “eyeglasses of thanks” and you will discover many marvels to behold even today.