This cute little Indian is my Big Guy. He was an Indian in his first grade Thanksgiving play.
Was that really five years ago?
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I have sooooo many things to be thankful for. Everytime I have ever looked at this Scripture I have always looked at the part that says, "in everything", but I haven't really focused on the part that says it is the "will of God".
All my life I have said that I wanted to do God's will, but I have been missing such an easy part of fulfilling God's will for my life. Being thankful in everything.
When should we be thankful? The only way I know to find that answer is to go to the Bible.
First it says, in every circumstance.
Ephesians 5:20 "Giving thanks always for all things unto God..."
Philippians 4:6 "... in everything ..."
Philippians 4:11 "... for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God ..."
Second, while entering His presence.
Psalms 100:4 "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving ... be thankful unto him... "
Third, it says continually.
In the middle of the night...
Psalms 119:62 "At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to Thee ..."
Three times a day....
Daniel 6:10 ... "kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks ..."
Every morning and every evening.
1 Chronicles 23:30 "And they are to stand every morning to thank
and to praise the Lord, and likewise at evening."
I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We are SO blessed.