I was giving thanks to God one day and realized that my thanks was primarily focused upon physical blessings—A/C in July, a steady job, decent health, good food, love relationships, etc. What a revelation about my lack of understanding about what is truly priceless! A baby prefers his bottle over a priceless diamond because he has no concept of the value of a diamond–right? When we’re focused upon physical blessings, then that’s what we want most and that’s what we’re most thankful to receive. Like a crying baby, our prayers are loudest when we’re lacking them. Do we do the same when we’re lacking God’s love, joy, peace, wisdom and power with which to glorify Him? Do we long for His wisdom and other spiritual blessings like we long to find our soulmate, achieve our career goals, or go on our next great vacation? When we grow to understand the pricelessness of God’s gifts, our heart treasures the eternal more than physical. We begin to understand that the physical gifts are merely a carrier for His priceless treasures. Jesus said, “For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.” (Luke 12:23) Sustenance, health and necessities are not the goal; they merely provide us the means to glorify God. Paul the Apostle prayed, “I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.” (Ephesians 1:16-19) When we become closer to God, He enlightens our thankfulness to the richness of His eternal gifts. We gain God’s perspective. Physical blessings are merely to enable us to possess and share the priceless gifts of God!