In Everything Give Thanks!
In everything give thanks? Really?
That may be something we wonder when we feel that it’s hard to be thankful. Do you ever feel like that?
And yet…there is tremendous power in gratitude….in the giving of thanks…to the One Who truly is the giver of every good and perfect gift!!!
Maybe, in part, because giving thanks changes our perspective as we actually look for, and search out, those lovely gems…buried in troubled times….that are so special and thank-worthy! Being thankful changes and improves our outlook…our point-of-view….when we are focusing on positive things that we are so grateful for!
Philippians 4:4-6 teaches us that when a child of God comes to Him in prayer, with thanksgiving, that that is the time the peace of God, that passes all understanding, can guard our hearts and minds….but only after we are truly thankful!! I love that! What a fantastic—and achievable—prescription for real peace—and we all long for that peace!!! Peace through genuine thanksgiving!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Wishing for you a thankful day, on a thankful journey!!