Grateful

There are so many things to be thankful for. Here’s a few things to think about…

Being born in this country (we had no say where we were born or to whom we were born–it was the gracious gift of God).
Having a wonderful home (1.3 billion people around our world are living without adequate shelter).
Our health and access to healthcare (there are 1.5 billion people who have no access to medical care).
Adequate clothing (1.4 billion people are without adequate daily clothing).
Clean, fresh water (an estimated 25,000 people die everyday due to dirty, polluted water).
Freedom to meet with brothers and sisters in Christ in worship (3 billion people are denied freedom to assemble).
His Word (380 million people are still waiting to receive God’s Word in their own language).
Certainty of heaven (one third of our world population have never even heard the name of Jesus).

When reading those statistics, it’s definitely a reminder of how fortunate we all are. And, it’s a reminder to say thanks to God, not only through words, but through our lives continually being given to Him to do with as He pleases. He is good and He’s certainly worthy of our praise, and worthy of our lives.

Kent Jones

Kent serves as executive director of the 25 Project, having spent 8 years in ministerial church staff positions and 16 years with mission organizations. Kent and his wife, Tammy, have three children and currently live in McKinney, Texas. Click here for Kent’s full bio.

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Kent Jones

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July 17, 2013

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