Thursday, November 15, 2012


Here we go again...another Thanksgiving season is upon us. The time of year that we gather with our loved ones around a table full of food and take a moment to reflect on God's goodness by giving thanks.

It is pretty easy to sit around the feast table and conjure up warm feelings of thanks, after all, isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about? Certainly it is not about turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie! But is giving thanks a once a year concept or is it a lifestyle?

Some people put on praise and thanks like they wear their snowman sweater...only once a year. But I like what 1 Thessalonians says about giving thanks...

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

We are to give thanks in EVERYTHING! Not some things. Not just the good things. But in everything! What about when your car breaks down? Yes, everything! What about when your child gets sick? Yes, everything! What about when you lose your job? Yes, everything.

God did not say that EVERYTHING would be good, but He did say to give thanks and when we have an attitude of praise, He will surely bring something good out of our situation.

What is resounding in your heart today...Is it good or is it bad or is it just something you are thankful for? May your rejoicing become a daily habit and not a yearly gathering.

Join us today for THANKFUL THURSDAY, link up below as we join our grateful hearts together and give God praise for EVERYTHING!


Denise said...

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving, love you.,

tammi said...

I think it's made a huge difference in my attitude since I started keeping a daily gratitude journal as well as participating in these weekly blog hops.

Kathleen said...

As a human being I admit, sometimes it is hard to give thanks so I just think - Praise Him in the STORM! (That's a great song by the way :) All things lead to good, lead to God and the purify process can at times be very painful but we must rejoice in how much we are loved.

becky aka theRAV said...

I composed my post before I read yours Laurie but mine ran a similar trail as yours. I love it when that happens.

bp said...

Some people put on praise and thanks like they wear their snowman sweater...only once a year----I liked this, so true!

Thanks for hosting. We read this verse from I Thess. last night. Good reminder to be thankful.

Laurie Collett said...

Praise Gos that He works ALL things together for good for those who love Him! Thanks for the great post & for hosting, & God bless!

Unknown said...

I hadn't read your post until now when linking up mine..... I wrote something very similar. Thank you.