Giving ThanksTurning to the Word today I am smacked upside the head with scripture encouraging me, no really it is instructing me to give thanks for everything!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 says: Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 5:20 Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 3:17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
It does not say to be thankful some of the time, when things are going your way.
When your prayers have been answered the way YOU wanted them to be answered.
When the going is smooth and things are right in your world...
It says to give thanks for everything!
My diagnosis of breast cancer give thanks.
When my husband was diagnosed with cancer. give thanks.
When loved ones die too young? give thanks.
When money is tight and it is hard to pay those bills. give thanks.
When you wake up in the morning like i did today, with a huge leak in your in your roof and it is pouring down rain!! give thanks.
When loved ones are far away from home and it is lonely without them. give thanks.
Sometimes it is hard to see through all the muck and mire, to see an opening in the clouds... where the sun can shine through but, if you can keep looking up... keep looking for it, it will be there.
It may be hard to find some days but, there is good in each and every day and there is always something to be happy and thankful for, if we only take the time to be still.
I encourage you today to take the time, maybe only for a minute... but, sit and be still. in the quiet He is there always there.
That is a greatest gift of all!
I for one am happy and thankful today!
and you, do you have something today that you can be thankful for?
Sit and be still there is beauty everywhere...
A promise of a rainbow after a storm.
Today is a gift Life is good!
Let's give thanks!
About the Author: I am a wife of 32 years to a wonderful God loving man, I am the mother of three grown daughters and now am Grandma to two adorable boys!. I am also a child of God which is really the most important thing to know about me isn't it? I am a two time breast cancer survivor who because of this drew closer to not only her family but, also grew so much stronger in my faith in our awesome God who promises me hope and a future! I try to live each and every day thankful for it all! You can find me on the web at http://melody-mae.blogspot.com