There are many things in our lives that we find ourselves thanking God daily for…the question is, what are you thankful for?
According to Paul when we look back over our lives and we think about everything that we face, we are to be in constant prayer and thankfulness about everything that we find ourselves facing. Paul addressed this in his letter to the Thessalonians when he said, “be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18 NIV)
Paul is telling us here the will of God for our lives…to be centered around Him. The will He has for our lives is fur us to live a life that is worthy of the calling that God has placed on us from the moment we were known to Him. Give Thanks in all circumstances…pray continually…Be Joyful…that is what God wants from you; in other words, don’t let life get you down…don’t let the World dictate how you view life. If something gets you down, turn it into joy! Don’t let the bad out last the good in a life that is lived to serve the Lord.
God’s will is that each of us step up and say to the world, “I am a servant of God…and no matter what you throw my way today – I will not falter. I am joyful in the fact that I have been given more than I could have ever asked for…the world won’t win as long as God’s in charge of me…thank you Lord for thinking enough of me to put me in this situation, thank you for trusting me to be your servant.”
As Thanksgiving closes in take the time to reflect on the good and the bad in your life. Take the time to thank God in ALL circumstances for the things that have come your way. It may not seem like things are all that great, but God is in control…Thank Him for the things that He has trusted you with.