"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Taking God's Blessings for Granted
Dr. Martin Luther observed that we exhibit a degree of thankfulness in life in reverse proportion to the amount of blessing we have received. In Tabletalk, Dr. Martin Luther wrote: "The greater God's gifts and works, the less they are regarded." The blessings of life, health, freedom and food are not really appreciated unless they are lost, or threatened. Because sunrises and sunsets occur daily, they are taken for granted.
False and Fake
There is much talk about faith, but little understanding of what faith is. Too many people think of faith as: "A blind leap into the dark." – the very opposite of reason and logic. All too many think of faith as wishful thinking, along of the line of "wishing upon a star." Others think of it more as demanding their own way. "Name it! Claim it! Frame it!" "Gab it and grab it!" Many people's understanding of faith has been confused by the bizarre antics of hyper-faith gurus with their health and wealth visions and dreams.