Those three words seem to make an appearance for the month of November, and then seems to disappear from conversation just as quickly as it enters. I want to challenge everyone to begin being thankful on a daily basis. It is a shame that we sometimes need a special day or month to remind us of the need to be thankful.
Thanksgiving is not a Christian Holiday, but I feel that it is a central theme of the Bible and can be applied to our lives in many different ways. Let’s take a look at a number of scriptures to remind us to be thankful during this holiday season:
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.”—Psalm 100:4-5
” Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.” – Psalm 118:1
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,” – 1 Timothy 2:1
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6
Being thankful in all circumstances we face can truly bless those around us, because they will begin to see God’s spirit at work in us, but also, it will bless us. If we focus on the good things that God is doing and determine that no matter what we are facing to be thankful in the things that we have and in the things that we don’t have. Determining to be content and thankful in all circumstances will not only bless those around us, but will also bless us.
Today, be thankful! Tomorrow, be thankful! Be thankful more than just one day or 30 days a year…give thanks daily in all things!