I love being thankful. It’s not just about Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds people to be thankful for all the ways they are blessed. It seems to me that we should be taking time to be thankful all the time.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4
“Enter into his gates with THANKSGIVING and his courts with praise…” Psalm 100:4
“And be THANKFUL.” Colossians 3:15b
From what I can tell, we should be thankful constantly. We should have our eyes open to our blessings in every moment. Every day.
To put this into practice, I started a gratitude journal. Every morning, I would sit down with the journal before opening my Bible and list my blessings. I don’t remember who I heard say this, but I heard a quote that said something along the lines of “get before the Lord with thanksgiving every morning until you are filled with joy.”
I love it! A simple change of perspective. Every day. All day. It helps to keep our eyes on our Lord.
Going into this Christmas season when we want to do so much for others and for ourselves, but are not always able to, let’s remember to be thankful. Let’s remember to keep our eyes on the One Who has filled our lives with blessings and thank Him.