Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
I want to end every day with thanksgiving. I want to begin every day with thanksgiving. I want to live in thanksgiving.
I don’t think we appreciate all the miracles that God does. It could be the simplest little things: a special dessert that I liked, or time spent with my grandkids. Or it could be something big. It’s a miracle that I am accepted by the Muslims and get to travel to places like Iran. What about an answer t prayer? We pray continually for something, but then we forget to give thanks when God answers our prayers.
Friend, I’m so shocked at every miracle that God gives me, so I give Him thanks. It’s when we get into an attitude of entitlement or expectancy, when we think we are in control of the answers to our prayers that we forget to give thanks. But when we live in thanksgiving, when we live in prayer and rejoicing, thanksgiving will flow from our hearts.
Hold on to how much God loves you. Believe that He will take you through your circumstances and not leave you there. Rejoice, pray and give thanks!
Dear Heavenly Father, the men on the road to Emmaus said, “Did our hearts not burn within us?” and I want that same fiery passion inside me to do Your will, to hear Your voice and to overflow with thanksgiving for the daily miracles in my life! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.