I think people need to read this article on Fox News and see just how blessed we are in this country.
A college friend posted on Facebook that in 2013, each day she wrote a note of something good that happened or something she was thankful for, and she kept them all in a jar. At the beginning of 2014, she took all the notes out of the jar and looked back on the wonderful moments from the previous year.
I think that we should all take time to be thankful. And after reading the article above, I am ever-so-thankful for the blessing of living in the United States.
This is not a perfect country. In fact, sometimes I wonder why God doesn't smite all the sin here, and I wonder how long the U.S. will last. However, when I look at other countries, I realize just how wonderful we have it.
Thank you God that we are free to worship in church, to have Bibles at home, to say that we are Christians without being thrown into prison camps. Thank you that we don't live with constant fear of being found out or of dying for our faith. Help those who are suffering and help us to know how to help them.
When you don't feel like reading your Bible, remember that some people around the world would do anything to have that book in their hands. Treasure it. Absorb it. You might not always have it in front of you, so it should be stored up in our hearts.