Giving Him Thanks

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV)

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Thanksgiving Day comes once a year and families gather together.  We spend time being thankful, reflecting, and sharing memories.  We do not need to do this just once a year.  We need to gather and be appreciative as often as we can.

With God we need to rejoice always as the His Word says.  Do you rejoice in all areas of your life?  We need to rejoice in all areas because God is with us and the journey is sweet when we include Him in our daily walk.  Verse 17 states to pray without ceasing showing us we need to pray throughout the day and include God in all the steps of our journey.

The one aspect we miss at times is to be thankful for everything.  That includes what we desired, the valleys we encountered, as well as answers that were best for us and not what we expected.  In the Lord’s Prayer we ask that Thy will be done.  It is also His will that we be thankful in all areas.  Every day is a gift.  Jesus is a gift.  Grace, mercy, love and forgiveness are all gifts.  We need to be thankful we have a loving Heavenly Father that truly loves us and blesses us.

So be thankful every day and to God be all the glory.