Slow Down and Give Thanks to God

As I was thinking about this being Thanksgiving Day I began to wonder why it was that people including myself were not more thankful for what we have been given.

My mind went back to the days when I was a child.

I began to compare how life was today with what it was like back then. Back then, many years ago 🙂  before cell phones and the internet, life was lived at a much slower pace. Relationships developed in a “face to face” environment. It is like the difference in what you see when you drive down a street in a car as opposed to walking down that street. When you walk more of your senses are involved in the perception of the environment. You not only see but you hear and smell and get a tactile feel of where you are and what is going on.

In today’s world everything seems to be moving at an almost “frantic” pace. There is no time to observe and absorb what is going on around us. Our fellowship even with people close by is too often done with cell phones and computers by text and email. Instant messaging looses the personal qualities of personal contact.

We are moving through this life so fast that we loose the wonder of it all. We don’t have time to appreciate what we have been given. So few of our senses are involved with the use of these technological wonders that we don’t have enough sensory input to fill our minds with the correct perceptions. It causes us to gloss over what is going on and not appreciate things properly.

Brethren, we need to “STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES”! An old cliche you say and so it is but truth is truth and that truth will always be with us.

Think about the time just ahead of us when Christ will establish His Millennial Kingdom on the Earth. This world will have come to a Crashing Halt and He will begin it again at a pace that allows us to once again interface with the physical world at a speed that allows us to enjoy life fully. A life that we control rather than a life that controls us by rushing us through it so fast that we have hardly anytime to truly experience it.

Imagine being part of that Kingdom and helping Christ to establish a world where everyone can be thankful for what they have been given.

Today especially lets be Thankful for our Calling. Let us walk worthy of that calling while there is yet time.

Eph 4:1  I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Lets make an effort to slow the pace of life down so that we have the time to see and observe, to feel and experience the world as it is. So that we can more easily see the things that we have reason to be thankful for.

Psa 30:12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.