What could be more refreshing on a hot day than fresh water from a cold well? Just the thought of it is a blessing. Sometimes, though, the water may be available but there is a covering on the well and so the water is not available unless someone can remove the covering. Of Jacob in the Bible we read, “And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and there was a stone upon the well’s mouth” (Gen. 29:2). In this case, someone rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and the sheep were watered.
A thankful spirit is part and parcel of a healthy Christian life. However, a thankful spirit does not exist in a kind of spiritual vacuum. A truly thankful spirit is not something we conjure up for a special day and then forget about for the rest of the year. A thankful spirit is intimately related to other facets of the Christian life. If one enjoys good health, it is not in just one area of life but in all areas. Even so, if one is spiritually healthy it will be evident in all areas of his life. There will be many continuing reasons for thanksgiving, not just on a special day, but all through his life. A truly thankful believer will acknowledge many things for which he will be thankful of which the following are a select few.