Whatever your traditions. Whatever your beliefs. It's always good to be thankful.
It is so easy to grumble and complain. Sometimes we complain about finances, sometimes about people, or sometimes when we don't see eye to eye with someone. We even complain when our life is full of blessings.
So easy to do. We are all guilty.
I love Thanksgiving. Yes, it's true that we should always be grateful but what a great thing to have one day a year where everyone collectively pauses to say "thank you".
So whether you are surrounded by family or mourning a loss or alone, I pray you can find a glimmer of hope and joy today. So many verses come to mind but I will just share a couple passages with you all.
Philippians 4:4-7, " Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplicaiton with thanksgiving let your requests requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Colossians 1:3-12, "We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,...For this reason also, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light."
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