I was looking through Christian videos about Thanksgiving and saw a common assumption, that being content with what we have is always good, while being dissatisfied is always wrong. If that were true, there would be no Thanksgiving to begin with. Imagine the pilgrims being satisfied with the persecution of their faith, with the inability to worship God freely. Imagine the colonists being satisfied with the oppression of the British crown that only wanted to tax, extort and control them and even massacre them when they resisted. There's a time when being content is very, very wrong.
I am so thankful for this beautiful country where we live, and for all the abundant blessings that we have. But the abundance came through sacrifice, through the shedding of blood, through freezing winters, ragged armies, and moments when hope was almost snuffed out, all for the cause of the freedom they believed in. When you've fought, bled and sacrificed for what you know God has promised you, the blessings that follow are more precious than anything else. They stand as a reminder of God's faithfulness, and in an amazing way they continue to multiply and bless everyone around you for years to come.
Now's our chance to sacrifice. Is there anything you're willing to bleed for? Campaign of Israel: www.SucceedinLife.org