“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. NIV
IN all circumstances.
It sounds like giving thanks is daily.
Thanksgiving Day is dedicated to bringing family and friends together to celebrate GOD’S UNFAILING LOVE for us. It is a day set aside to universally reflect on our many daily Blessings. Thanksgiving Day is also a time to give joyful thanks for all those Blessings that lay dormant IN our souls. It is a time for GOD to do a spiritual resurrection IN our minds and souls. Apostle Paul clearly says we should be thankful IN all circumstances, even IN adversity as well as IN prosperity.
I understand that we usually find it easier to be thankful IN times of prosperity only. However, scripture lets us know that adversity is a time to tell GOD thank you too. Adversity thankfulness can be very difficult. So, I challenge you to visit with the Holy Spirit for the next three days. Let Him gently discipline your stubbornness. Invite Him to REMIND you of all the prosperity and all the adversity GOD has allowed to come into your life.
Then thank GOD for working it all out for His Glory and your good. The season of “Daily Thanksgiving” is a perfect window of opportunity to exercise “always give praise and give thanks IN everything GOD allows according to His will for IN your life."
It is pleasing to God when we thank Him IN everything every day.
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for being Jehovah Elohim, Jehovah Yireh, and Jehovah Rohi “in” everything.
-Amen, in JESUS' name.
O. M. Nugget:
“THE JOY OF THANKSGIVING IS GIVING THANKS TO GOD EVERY DAY.”
Food For Thought:
“Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us."