In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
At this Thanksgiving time, it is especially important that we view all of life through the lens of Scripture. We know, from this verse, that God expects His redeemed children to give thanks in everything. Does this not shed new light on the variety of "reasons" we often give for a heart of ungratefulness and a spirit of discontent?
We know that God has promised ...
- to never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5)
- to supply His all-sufficient grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)
- to never withhold anything good from us (Psalm 84:11) -
to work all things together unto Christlikeness (Romans 8:28-29)
- to supply all of our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
Therefore, we must take a fresh look at our own hearts, to be sure that we not only KNOW the promises, but that we have APPLIED them, as well.
May God help each of us to do so today!
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