Thankful Thursday

 

In everything  give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians. 5:18(NASB)

It is God’s will for us to Give thanks in all circumstances in Christ Jesus. God is calling us to be a people of thankfulness. It’s hard though, it’s easy to give thanks when everything runs smoothly but when it seems that the world is going against us, it’s really hard to be thankful

When Paul said in all circumstances Give thanks, it means that thankfulness must be a lifestyle. How? By making it a habit? How can we make it a habit? By doing it again and again, by doing that it will transform us from being a cynical, hard person to being a grateful one. It changes our perspective on life.

Thankfulness is born out of gratitude for what God had done for us. God has given each of us so much, like our food, good health, protection, etc and most of all God has given us salvation through His Son. We have so much to be thankful for. The problem is we often don’t take the time to look for or acknowledge our blessings!

More than all that, thankfulness is something you need to do something about. Just like the grateful leper in Luke 17:11-19, our thankfulness should drive us to action

You know, sometimes it’s a little difficult to recognize all that God’s done for us.  But when we do just take some time to realize everything that we’re blessed with, everything we’ve ever done right, all of these things have been made possible by God. We must give God all the credit.  He is the reason we are alive and breathing.  He is the reason that we can enjoy this life.  He is the reason that we are able to go to Heaven.  He is all of our reasons.

May you have a blessed and grateful day, to visit our host and other thankful bloggers,click here.

© The Emissary’s Feet

 

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5 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. YES! This is exactly what God has been impressing on my heart these last few weeks ~ that our whole lives are to be expressions of gratitude for the gift of salvation!

    It’s interesting that you mention being transformed from cynical to thankful. Most times you wouldn’t think of those being opposites, but you’re so right! Cynicism IS ingratitude in one of its WORST forms and I would know ~ I used to LIVE it!! Praise God, He’s been doing a transforming work in my heart and I tell ya, I can FEEL the difference!! Better yet, I know people around me can see it, too.

    Awesome post!!

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