In Everything Give Thanks
“In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
I Thessalonians 5:18
What are you thankful for in this holiday season? Have you allowed your circumstances to overwhelm your heart of gratitude? Can you be thankful no matter your circumstances?
Thankfulness is a condition of the heart, which manifests itself in appreciation towards someone. We are usually thankful when someone does something kind for us but once that moment passes we forget their kindness. The reason we forget is because our thoughts of gratitude are conditional and our emotions fluctuate based on our circumstances.
I don’t know about you, but as the year draws to a close and I reflect on God’s goodness, all He has done on my behalf, who He is, all that He means to me, and where He has brought me from, I have a lot for which to be thankful. I am thankful for life, His grace and mercy that have kept me throughout the past year and, in spite of all that is going on in the world – the viruses, terrorism, and sickness.
What need do you have? What circumstances are you facing in your life that you need God’s supernatural intervention in? Just begin to thank Him for who He is, what He has done, His promises, and what He will do. As you thank Him, have total confidence that He knows your need, and at the appropriate time, He will bring it to pass if you do not give up. Thankfulness moves God’s heart to intervene on our behalf; it is an act of appreciation for who He is and not just what He does for us. It is recognition that God is good all the time and all the time God is good.
My prayer for you today is that God will grant you the gift of gratitude so that you may be thankful in all things for such is the will of God concerning you.