Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:  give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Observation: How easily I get distracted and fall into temptation of feeling sorry for myself when something bad happens. I forget about God and all He has done for me and focus on poor me. I thank Him when the good comes and I can see Him clearly at work on my behalf, but when things go sour, so do I. At some of my worst times I look back and see how God was working and I can be thankful now. If I would have stopped at the time to thank God I could have seen His purpose more clearly.
Application: Every day and all the time I need to have a thankful heart. There is so much to be thankful for, God has blessed me so much and He is working the good in each situation in my life to make me the man He desires.
Prayer: Dear Lord I thank you for this life that you gave me, for the man I am and who you are creating me to be. Use me in glory and honor to you.