100 Remarkable Reasons to Thank God this Thanksgiving

A major part of my life message is practicing “thank therapy” which is daily writing down and voicing reasons why I’m thankful. I thought this was a great resource.

100 Remarkable Reasons to Thank God this Thanksgiving

The Place and Timing of Your Birth

  1. Thank God for your conception.
  2. Thank God for knitting you together in your mother’s womb.
  3. If you survived your mother’s pregnancy, thank God.
  4. If you survived your birth, thank God.
  5. If you were born in a free country, thank God.
  6. If you were born to parents who loved you and provided for you, thank God (and thank them).
  7. If you enjoyed growing up with siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents, thank God.

Life Before You Can Remember

  1. If someone changed your diapers, thank God.
  2. If someone woke up with you in the middle of the night to feed and hold you, thank God.
  3. If someone cared for you when you were sick, thank God.
  4. If someone read to you and played with you, thank God.
  5. If someone taught you how to crawl, walk and ride a bike, thank God.

Protection

  1. If you were ever almost severely hurt or killed, thank God.
  2. If you ever survived a car accident, thank God.
  3. If you were ever seriously sick and lived, thank God.
  4. If someone ever protected you from harm, thank God.
  5. If you’ve ever survived an earthquake, hurricane or other severe weather event, thank God.
  6. If you’ve ever been kept from an addiction, thank God.
  7. If you’ve ever overcome an addiction, thank God.
  8. Thank God for all the times he has protected you when you were unaware.

Health

  1. For diseases, disorders or cancers you’ve never had, thank God.
  2. For diseases, disorders or cancers you’ve had and overcome, thank God.
  3. If you’ve never needed an ambulance, thank God.
  4. If you’ve never had a broken bone, thank God.
  5. If you’ve never had a mental/emotional disorder, thank God.
  6. If you enjoy each of the five senses, thank God.
  7. If you can walk, run, jump and climb, thank God.
  8. For every automatic bodily process keeping you alive at this very moment, thank God.
  9. Estimate the number of days you’ve enjoyed a clean bill of health and thank God. (20 years = 7,300 days)

Food

  1. If you enjoy three meals a day, thank God.
  2. If you can’t remember the last time you went to bed hungry, thank God.
  3. If food rarely makes you sick, thank God.
  4. If you don’t have any food allergies, thank God.
  5. If you have access to a variety of foods, thank God.
  6. If you’ve ever received food as a gift, thank God.

Faith

  1. If you’ve come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, thank God.
  2. If you’ve grown in faith, grace, holiness, joy, love, hope, wisdom or obedience, thank God.
  3. If you’ve ever enjoyed times of fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ, thank God.
  4. If you’ve ever been threatened because of your faith, thank God.
  5. If you regularly pray or fast secretly, thank God.
  6. If you’ve ever grown through the ministry of God’s Word, thank God.
  7. If you’ve ever been protected or corrected from error, thank God.
  8. If other people regularly pray for you, thank God.

Peace

  1. If you’ve never woken up in a war zone, thank God.
  2. If you’ve never hid for your life, thank God.
  3. If people you don’t know (and some you do) fight to protect your freedom, thank God.
  4. If you’ve never lost a loved one to war, thank God.

Utilities

  1. If you have running water in your home, thank God.
  2. If that water is clean (hasn’t made you sick or killed you), thank God.
  3. If you can take a hot shower whenever you want, thank God.
  4. If you have indoor plumbing, thank God.
  5. Thank God for electricity.
  6. If you breath fresh air, thank God.
  7. If you can heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer, thank God.
  8. If people regularly come to your house and take away your trash, thank God.
  9. If people bring your mail six days a week, thank God.

Education

  1. Remember as many elementary teachers as you can and thank God.
  2. Remember as many middle/high school teachers and coaches as you can and thank God.
  3. Remember as many college professors and professional mentors as you can and thank God.
  4. For every time you made it to graduation, thank God.
  5. If you had the talent or ability to participate in a sport, choir, band, club, etc., thank God.
  6. Estimate how many books you’ve read and learned from, and thank God.

Relationships

  1. If you’ve ever enjoyed laughing with a friend, thank God.
  2. If you’ve ever had someone hold you while you cried, thank God.
  3. If you’ve ever had a friend unexpectedly meet a need, thank God.
  4. If you’ve ever had someone tell you they love you, thank God.
  5. If you’ve ever gotten married, thank God.
  6. If God has blessed you with children, thank God.
  7. Thank God for every member of your family.
  8. Thank God for every member of your extended family.
  9. Thank God for strangers who have blessed you.

Work

  1. If you’ve ever had a job, thank God.
  2. If you’ve ever had a great boss, thank God.
  3. If you have a retirement fund, thank God.
  4. If your work has been helpful to other people, thank God.
  5. If you’ve ever been promoted or received a bonus, thank God.
  6. If you’ve ever been paid to travel, thank God.
  7. If you’ve ever been paid for freelance work, thank God.
  8. Estimate your lifetime gross income and thank God.
  9. If you have a measure of financial wisdom, thank God.

Leisure

  1. If you have a favorite book, movie, show, artist, song, painting, etc., thank God.
  2. If you’ve ever been to a live show, thank God.
  3. If you don’t have to work on weekends, thank God.
  4. Thank God for paid holidays.
  5. If you enjoy your pets, thank God.
  6. If you have a soft bed, thank God.
  7. Thank God for all the natural beauty available in the place you live.
  8. If you enjoy regular times of rest and relaxation, thank God.
  9. If you have time for hobbies and games, thank God.
  10. If you have people with whom you enjoy spending your free time, thank God.

Trials

  1. If you’ve ever gone through a trial and haven’t lost hope, thank God.
  2. If the Lord has ever used difficulty for your good, thank God.
  3. If you’ve ever brought fears, worries, anxieties and sadness to Christ and been helped, thank God.
  4. Thank God for every time you’ve worshiped him in the midst of great loss, unrealized dreams or chronic pain.
  5. If you’ve ever waited a long time for something, thank God.
  6. Thank God for his purposes in your pain.
  7. Thank God that he promises to work all things for your good.
  8. Thank God that our every trial, temptation and difficulty is temporary.
  9. Thank God that his grace is sufficient for you.
  10. Thank God for the blessed hope and all our Lord is preparing for you if you belong to Christ.
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Andrew Hess

Andrew Hess

Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.

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