For many years, Clayton has repeated with us as we pray before meals: "God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for our food." Only in the last couple of weeks has he ventured on his own into the conversation of prayer. His prayers are very topic appropriate, and very age-appropriate. But above all, they will make you think . . .
Thank you for my sandwich.
Thank you for my chest muscles.
Chest muscles aside (don't ask, it's a long story!), the striking part is this: Clayton remembers to give thanks for a sandwich that he isn't even able to eat yet. Talk about another dose of perspective! We are told to pray, and to be thankful to God even before the blessing comes. Clayton's life has put him on the fast-track of believing without seeing--it takes most of us a lifetime to get to that point!
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.