Indeed only when the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us that we will be transformed into a new person. He will change us. He will empower and strengthen us to do the things that He wants us to do. And only through accepting and believing in Christ that the Holy Spirit will come to reside in us.
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.
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