Thank you Lord, for helping me to be more thankful!
In early November 2009, a friend of mine posted a challenge on his facebook wall. He challenged people to post something that they are thankful for each day. He challenged everyone to do this every day until Thanksgiving. I took that challenge. Then, I continued it. I'm now up to 381 days.
It's now time for me to pass the baton. It's time for someone else to step up and take the challenge and post a thankful thought each day. No need to be concerned, I'll keep on being thankful to God, you just won't see it on facebook every day.
What have I learned from 381 posts about being thankful?
I've learned over the last year that there is always something to be thankful to the Lord for. And, I learned that no matter what the circumstances, we can find something to be thankful for. God has done so much for us. We have lots to be thankful for if we just take a little time to look around us. Yes, we need to take time to be thankful.
I've had days when I didn't feel too thankful, but became thankful because I knew I had to post something to be thankful about. It's improved my thankfulness quotient! So, I suggest it to you, even if you don't want to post on facebook! You can thank God in prayer, or write things down on paper.
So, my suggestion to you is to be thankful!
The Bible has lots to say about being thankful. Here are a few:
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:9-13 (NIV)
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 (NIV)
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:19b - 20
What do you have to be thankful about? Please post a comment!