We are coming upon the holiday season and Thanksgiving is a time where we again reflect on what we have to be grateful for. Prayers are said, thankfulness is expressed and we celebrate God’s blessings once again on Thanksgiving Day.
On this day it is relatively easy to conjure up these warm feelings in our heart. Isn’t that the whole point of the day? I mean, it isn’t all about the turkey and sweet potato pie?
As this season approaches, I am reminded that we are to recognize the blessings in our life each day. Thankfulness is not a once a year novelty. It’s not to be put on once a year like our reindeer holiday sweater! I believe we need to daily cultivate a heart of thanksgiving. Scripture tells us to always be joyful and never stop praying. Give thanks no matter what happens. God wants you to thank him because you believe in Christ Jesus. See (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
We are to give thanks in all things, not some things, not the great and wonderful things, but in everything.