As we head into the Christmas season and on this week of Thanksgiving in the U.S., I want to remind us all that in all things, we need to give thanks. From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22:
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.
I don’t know what life has thrown at you as you’re reading this and I won’t pretend everything is rosy in the life of everyone I know. But I never want to focus on all that isn’t right with the world when I have the chance to focus on a few things that are. So here’s my challenge to you. Today…RIGHT NOW, spend a few minutes reflecting on all you have to be thankful for. Be specific. And…go!