ThanksLiving 2021

Every Thanksgiving, we are reminded to celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives.

But God doesn’t want us to just be especially thankful once a year.

He longs for us to be thank-full
🌿every day
🌸in every situation
🍁every time we can.

You recall that verse “Give thanks in all circumstances” we hear every autumn?

There’s more to it….for it wasn’t meant to stand on its own!

🍃”Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

🌸BE CHEERFUL no matter what. Being of good cheer is part choice, part based upon how we handle the emergencies & hard situations we face. Which links it to the next instruction in this verse:

Out loud, in your mind, or with your spirit, constantly bringing everything to Him in the moment.

And when we connect with Him as we do so?

🌿(We can) GIVE THANKS in all circumstances.

Only when all three occur together does the last part of this verse make complete sense:

“This (cheerfully praying with thanks every step of all we encounter) is the way God wants His Beloved to live….”

🧡Choosing joy.
🧡Connected with Him.
🧡Celebrating with thanks.

This Thanksgiving season, take the time to look back on how God has been with you in every season, and what He walked you through.

😊SMILE. (Laugh, twinkle your eyes or flash your dimple!)
Because cheerful inside usually leads to a sign on the outside!

🙏PRAY. However you pray. Whether by speaking it. Thinking it. Writing it. Singing it. Drawing it. On your own. In 2 or 3. At home. At work. Over coffee. While walking. In the car, bus or train.

🎉THANKFULLY. We are so extra blessed when we are part of God’s family:

•We are loved beyond measure by our Father. We belong.
•We are residents of the Kingdom, made whole & clean in Jesus. We’re His.
•We have access to resources beyond our comprehension through Holy Spirit. We’re never alone.

🌿Because God is fully with us through all things, we can be thank-full in every season, & every day!🍃


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