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For your appliances, your washer and dryer, oven, microwave? For being able to breathe the air where you live? Shower in the water and not have to keep your mouth and eyes shut to avoid infections?

Do you ever thank God for your comfortable bed and having bedding? Heat in our homes? Being able to shop without stepping over dead rats and climbing over or around piles of garbage in the sidewalks?

Do you ever you ever take the time to thank God for windows and doors and elevators?

Does it occur to you to be thankful that you can buy antacids, vitamins, cold medication, aspirin and other things anytime you want to? Do you ever stop to thank God that you can just go to the store and buy flour and milk and eggs that are fresh and eatable, and for the huge assortments of food available to you?

Do you ever stop to say thank you God when you pick up an apple and bite into it without washing it in bleach first ?

We complain about the countries we live in but do we ever stop to thank God for all those things we take for granted that other people in the world dont have and would feel so blessed to receive?

Just a thought, I know I dont thank God enough for the things I just take for granted in my life, and spend more time complaining about my government than I do thanking Him for these things many other people would consider miraculous —

Do you thank Him for the freedom to surf the internet, open any site you want to and having the freedom to do so ? I have to think about these things more and be grateful my home is in Canada,
Oh yah and the freedom to phone anyone you want to, when you want to.
Assuming you do have all these advantages in your life of course 🙂
When I get home I thank God for a can of pepsi, I sing him praises for my soft bed, and go into raptures of thankfulness for my bath tub ALL things we take for granted everyday and dont even think about

38 Thoughts on Do you ever think to thank God ..?
  1. Reply
    Ryan
    November 20, 2011 at 7:10 am

    yes, every night i do.

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    ClockJockey
    November 20, 2011 at 7:49 am

    yes, every day I give thanks to my father in heaven, who created me, who has provided for me, sheltered me, and given me a good life…..I cannot complain

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    Deji A
    November 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Yep I do . I do admit that i do take GOD for granted sometimes but i am always truly grateful for all hes given me in life. Im African and i currently live in the UK, I have a masters and i live a privileged life. Comparing my livelihood now with the livelihoods of the poor masses in Africa is enough reason to thank GOD.

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    theancient_dr
    November 20, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Yes indeed———
    Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
    praise Him above Ye Heavenly Host
    Praise Father/Mother, Son and Holy Ghost

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    Tracer
    November 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

    sure do THANKS

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    jonds
    November 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Can’t say as I do.

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    ggentry
    November 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

    All the time.

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    MeAgain
    November 20, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I try to say my thanks every night, and I also apologize when I forget to thank him for all the blessing I have and for those that I know I am going to receive.

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    Leonard
    November 20, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I don’t whisper it nor think it in my mind but I am thankful every minute in feeling if you can understand what I mean. All that I have in material goods is great and health all my life even when I’m sick. Ive been healed a few times but I don’t go ga ga about it. Maybe I should. I just know He will heal me. I’m His property so He wants to keep it well is how I feel. G-d knows how I feel about His blessings. Nice that you ask.

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    Poppy
    November 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    For letting me live to raise my children and now to raise my grandson. Poppy

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    Tired Old Man
    November 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Every meal a prayer is said. Thanking Him for the food,and another day He gave us,be with the brothers and sisters at church,to be with family and friends,those in hospitals and nursing homes and the men and women in our military,to protect,and get them home safely,and last to be with us through out the day. AMEN!

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    *granny*
    November 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Great question! I think I take too much for granted. I did thank him today, that after my CAT scan there was no cancer in my major organs…oh so thankful. I thank Him for beautiful full moons on a starlit night, and for rivers, lakes, the beauty of the forests, the cool breezes we get in summertime, the sunsets we see when we go camping at the beach, for the deer we see with their big beautiful brown eyes, and of course for my family. I thank Him that I have lived longer with an incurable, but maintainable disease. Dr.’s didn’t think I would live more that twenty years, and that was back in 1971. Pretty cool, huh? I love being a mom, grandma and great grandma. If we can look toward the good in life and try and maintain a positive attitude it helps. It was such a relief today when the bone marrow wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. The numbing shots hurt much worse. The oncologist was so kind and comforting. Thank you for asking this question and reminding me that I have all those things we have in life for our convenience and we don’t think of being thankful. I will think of that as I use my computer, cell phone and appliances that make life much easier.

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    Milou
    November 20, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    What a great question, I sometimes take him for granted, I don’t mean to,but I do. Isn’t it funny how sometimes we forget God until we are in trouble, or have sickness or emergencies. Thank you for reminding us from whom our blessings flow.

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    cricketlady
    November 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Yes I do everyday. I have so much to be thankful for. Without Him I wouldn’t be here now. I was was gave up on more than once by a doctor in my younger yrs but I’m still working and loving it and raising a grandson too after 100 foster kids. I’m so thanful to be living here in America and I value my freedon very much–freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, and freedom to worship in the church of my choice. God is very good.

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    Paul N
    November 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I do thank him and understand that all beauty and love and blessings are by his grace and love for all of mankind.

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    E-ma
    November 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Not as much as I should.
    There are a few things in life that it is a habit to give thanks for.
    When I put my aching muscles into a hot bath, I give thanks for the home that has a bathroom & clean flowing water that is heated.
    I learned this in the 70s from a pair of traveling brothers. One had gone to take a shower. I was waiting my turn for the bathroom. Had to go before he finished. He had been sitting on the shower floor & letting the hot water run over him. He told me, “So many people take things like fresh running, hot water for granted. When you live on the road, you appreciate everytime that you have access to clean water.” I was a teenager. That stuck with me pretty hard.

    Having had a time in my life where food was not guaranteed on a daily basis, I love to give thinks for my food. I feel doubly blessed that I have a husband who has known the same. When we are in a restaurant, it’s still common for us to hold hands & bow our hands in silent prayer & then give a little squeeze when each is done praying.

    Having been lived from home to home by the kindness of family, friends & strangers, I always lay back in my bed, in my home, & thank G-d for that blessing too.

    It’s good to be reminded of how much more I take for granted.

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    Jan
    November 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Yes I thank God and Amen to most of your other answers, and a thumbs up to all It feels great knowing how many of my friends here in seniors are God loving members
    Some of the things you described where part of my child hood . right here in the U.S, Sometimes no electricity , food and heat and all the rest that goes with being poor
    My mother had the Faith and would drag her children to church every Sunday In our coats of many colors that she had made for us,
    Even though we didn’t have much she taught us to pray and be thankful for what we did have,
    It’s easy to ask God, We just have to make sure we do thank Him, and I do

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    Laurie
    November 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I thank God everyday.

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    Camille
    November 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Yes I do.
    I count my blessings many times. After being out of work for over a year and then not able to feed myself because I had no money, God sent me a good Samaritan to help me over that year and she became my best friend. she paid my bills and she bought me groceries. What a God send she was. So I am thankful for everything I have now.
    I always give God the glory and honor.

    Good Question thanks for posting it.

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    DeeJay
    November 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Yes I do – every night.

    I am grateful/thankful for all I have been given.

    I ask Blessings for my family and all the families of the world.

    I don’t mean this to be funny. I seriously thank God every time I flush the toilet.

    Just think what a luxury it is to have indoor plumbing – there are so many throughout the world that have not know of the things we simply take for granted.

    We didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was 5 years old.

    I give thanks for those who till the fields – so that we have the nourishment we need to survive.

    I certainly agree with you – we are a very Blessed people.
    DeeJay.

    Additional Info: I also ask for Blessings for our President and all our Politicians that they may do what is best for our country and the world.

    Also Blessing for our Armed Forces and their families.

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    jd
    November 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Everytime I open my eyes and realize I have another day I give thanks.
    The rest is stuff I expect from my work and my own effort.
    I told a man once he was truly blessed. He said blessing had nothing to do with it .. It took hard work to get there. I could see truth in that. I was disappointed that he didn’t give thanks for the ability God had given him to live and achieve.

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    Patti
    November 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Yes I do. I have visited people in Morocco who don’t have running water in their homes & having to haul it from a half-mile away by donkey cart and wash clothes by hand and hanging them to dry on days that it didn’t rain, had all their clothes stored in a suitcase, do good to eat meat once a week, sleep in mats on the floor. They don’t even know what a microwave or clothes dryer, indoor heating or air conditioning is and have only seen a washing machine while visiting their “rich” uncles and cousins. And those poor people thank God for every meatless meal they eat and anything that they have and are willing to share the little meat that they have with their guests and thank God for the guests that have come to visit them too. I’ve heard people complain about having to do laundry, or housework or wash the dishes and they don’t stop to think that they have a roof over our heads, washer/dryer to do laundry in, and enough food to eat, etc. Easy to take things for granted if a person has never been without.

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    Kwe'
    November 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Yes, and usually do it when I’m driving observing all that he’s given us!!

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    ♥amg nana™
    November 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for your question. It makes one stop and think, there are so many things we take for granted. I give my thanks to God for all He gives me, but I don’t really stop to think about what all those things are.

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    Jeff (weseye) Wesley
    November 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    You posted in the wrong section.

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    theophilus
    November 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Old Testament…Let us enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts; let us enter His courts with praise!

    New Testament…Pray without ceasing! Give thanks continually !

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving…present your requests to God …

    So, it is recommended to add thanksgiving to every prayer we pray; and we need to pray all the time.

    Sounds like a plan to me ! And it beats worrying by a country mile.

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    Diane M
    November 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I thank him every single day for allowing me to be on earth to do his work.

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    ozzie s
    November 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I thank God for everything. I thank God for being God.
    I don’t thank God enough though. Is that even possible?

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    ConansOwner
    November 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Everyday. It is a blessing for me to be alive. It is a blessing to have enough heath to handle each day, It is a blessing to be born into this era of history and in the USA. It is a blessing to have enough and some to share. For this and the love of my family & friends, I thank God everyday.

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    Missy
    November 20, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    This is one of the very best questions I have seen on this web sight ever…..God bless you! Yes I do thank my Father for everything …even the adversity in my life….without adversity I wouldn’t learn any lessons in life…so praise my God the Father of us all .and I thank Him for you! God bless

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    June smiles
    November 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I try to remember to start my day giving thanks. I generalize, I thank Him for my blessings, and I’m specific while thanking Him for my family and loved ones. I thank Him for the new day and the joys I’ve known. I do it through out the day. Not in a formal way, just silent prayers, but I do it because I am thankful.

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    OverRuled23
    November 21, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I thank God for giving me leads, hunches and opportunities in ways I couldn’t imagine otherwise.

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    angel
    November 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Its sure nice to see so many folks who are thanking God. I do thank God for many things including my next breath. So, I thank God for you because you delight my heart for saying so. God Bless.

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    Not the Boss ☺
    November 21, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I thank God everyday for every thing that He has given me. God bless you and have a nice day

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    cutsup
    November 21, 2011 at 2:12 am

    all the time, all the time.

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    Dave M
    November 21, 2011 at 2:58 am

    All the time –

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    ♪Jackie Blue♪
    November 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Yes, for ALL blessings however big or small.

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    Lady M
    November 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I thank God for allowing me to be a child living in the United States of America, in a time in history, when a Nazarene missionary had permission to teach the Bible in the public school where I attended. She was able to teach Bible stories on a flannel board to every class of children in our school one day each week. I grieve the fact that children no longer have that blessing.

    This woman and another godly couple had the most profound impact on my life. They introduced me to Jesus Christ. Of course there were other teachers and preachers, there were my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who also had influence in my life. However, Miss Pancratz, the missionary, and Mr. and Mrs Howard Foster had the most influence. Mrs Foster was my Sunday school teacher and her husband Mr. Foster drove the Sunday School bus which took my sister, me, and a few friends in our neighborhood to church each Sunday. I thank God for these godly people every day.

    I thank God for all the blessings in my life. I thank him for the wisdom he granted me even as a child to make wise decisions. I thank him for leading me and protecting me every day from the moment I met him until today.

    I do thank Him often for a roof over my head, food on the table, comforts like a clean soft cozy bed, carpets underfoot and music playing peacefully through the rooms of my home, people who love me, and people to love.

    Thank you for asking this question and giving all the Yahoo Answerers the opportunity to share.

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