We were told as children that the grass is not greener on the other side simply because things are not always what they seem, but I have come to realize that yes the neighbors grass may actually be greener than mine but it is because my neighbor tends to his grass. The truth is that the grass is always greener where you water and fertilize it.
And being thankful—really intentionally listing out things for which we are thankful—is a great way to start watering and fertilizing. It changes everything.
So bring out your shears, trowels, fertilizers, etc and let’s get to work making our own grass the greenest it can be!
1 Chronicles 16:8
“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
1 Timothy 4:4-5
“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
“From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.”
1 Corinthians 1:4
“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.”
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”