Wednesday, November 23, 2016

"Lifestyle Of Thanksgiving"

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you".  1 Thessalonians 5:18

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.  For a Christian Thanksgiving is not just another holiday or an event on a calendar.  It is our lifestyle.  Each day is-- or should be-- a day of thanksgiving.  Our lives should show "thanks living". 

Having a life of thanksgiving doesn't mean that everything in your life is worthy of thanks.  It doesn't mean that it is problem free.  It doesn't mean that things aren't going wrong.  It doesn't mean that your life is going the way you planned.  No, we encounter fiery furnace trials, lion's dens, enemies from without and within, giants, Job situations, Joseph treatment (betrayal and false accusations), impossibilities, Red Seas before us and a pharaoh's army behind us.  Some times we face grief and heartache.  Sometimes we have plenty to take care of our needs and at other times our resources just won't stretch any further.  Some times our bodies are healthy and at other times they are racked with pain, sickness, disease and suffering.  

You may be going through problems and trials but it a life of thanksgiving rejoices in God's goodness in spite of it.  A life of thanksgiving may be hurting physically but says-- it is well with my soul.  It can sing and praise the Lord even in the fire.  It can sleep in peace in the lion's den.  It believes to see the salvation of the Lord as it stands before the sea.  It holds on to the Lord's faithfulness in the midst of the storm.  It knows that all things work together for good.  And its highest praise proclaims-- though He slay me, yet I trust Him.

Don't just celebrate an event or a special occasion.  Let your whole life daily be a celebration of thanksgiving to the goodness, mercy and love of the Heavenly Father.

Have a great day.  Live a life of thanksgiving.       

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