Because we all need someone to cheer us on!
If you are on Facebook I am sure you have seen folks posting the things they are thankful for each day. I think that’s great but I think we need to do this everyday. The bible is full of scriptures about thanking God and being thankful. The two I want to look at are: Psalms 100:4 enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. I Thessalonians 5:18: Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Psalms 100:4 is talking about being in His presence, its talking about prayer. So many times we go to God with all our complaints, needs and wants. Let’s change the focus. Let’s thank Him for what we have and what He has done. It will change your outlook on life; it will change your attitude.
I Thessalonians is a little harder because some of us are going through some really tough times but being thankful will help change your focus. By changing your focus to being thankful, you are saying “God this is a really hard thing I am going through but You are here, you have given me promises. God I am going to look at the good, I am going to be thankful for what I have, not what I don’t have. I step out in faith and I trust you.” Faith moves mountains! Faith pleases God!
My grandmother taught me that no matter what situation I am currently in; I can always look around and see someone in a situation that is worse than mine. Let’s change our focus all year around to being thankful for the little things, the big things, and the God things. Let’s get a little attitude adjustment and GO CHURCH!
Danny and I wish peace and joy for you this Thanksgiving. We hope you have a day full of love and laughter. No matter where you are or the curcumstances you find yourself in this Thanksgiving, God’s love for you is strong and unchanging. He is good at all times and He is faithful. We have every reason to maintain a steady heart of thanksgiving to the Lord. We love you, we are praying for you and we are here if you need us.