Being thankful is a lifestyle, its not just for holidays! When you are thankful it changes
the atmosphere and you become more happy and develop an appreciation for the things
you have. Being thankful not just for the things you like but also for the tests and
challenges you face in your life that shape your character. Being thankful is an act of
your will which requires faith particularly in times of weakness and uncertainty.
Thankfulness carries an attitude of humility. It is the only proper way to receive what
God has given you because it honors your relationship with Him by expressing trust in
His goodness. The enemy intends to destroy your faith and you but when you give thanks
in your hard situations God enables you to take hold of that situation and set it apart for
His purposes. Then the weapon the enemy meant to use against you becomes the very
thing that brings you more fully into your purpose which is a relationship with God.
*Be joyful always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s
will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:16-18
When you can recognize and name specific things you are thankful for whether it be past
or present it’s a very powerful tool that will throw off the enemy and change the outcome
in your situations.
Write at least 10 specific things you are thankful for and thank God for them. Make thankfulness your new lifestyle starting today!! .
*Challenge for a month - Take a month, any month, to share with one person how and why we
should live a lifestyle of thankfulness to God and others.
This Post was written by my sweet friend Rebecca. I love this challenge and the reminder to always be thankful.
Have the BEST Thanksgiving!