Give Thanks in All Things!

The season of Thanksgiving is upon us and dinners and gatherings will be planned, and we will be enjoying turkey, pies and the things that come with it. Sometimes with all the hustle we forget to be thankful. Thankfulness isn’t something we should do once a year but to always have a thankful spirit.

Those of you who know our son know that he has one arm that is quite limited. A few years ago, he broke his other arm so he felt quite helpless. The one morning he was having a hard time just eating his breakfast with one arm in cast and one very limited. So, I decided we would watch videos of Nick Vujicic after he turned to me and said “I have it so good” powerful words I thought! We do have it so good but often miss the blessing when we are filled with discontentment.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Chronicles 16:34 "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For His mercy endures forever."
Psalm 30:12b "O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever."
We never seem satisfied with what we have we always want more and better, but what a difference it makes when we realized that everything we have has been given to us by God!
I know for me when I have gone through a hard and testing time its often hard to have a thankful heart, but when I look back to those times God has never left me alone and always has pulled me through, I can’t help but feel so thankful!
James 1:2-3 "My brethren, count It all joy when you fall into various trails, knowing that testing of your faith produces patience." 
After all God has given us the greatest gift of all, His Son, who died on the cross and rose again so we can know Him personally.

Lisa Klassen
Lighthouse Gospel Church

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