The above song, Give Thanks by Don Moen, resonates with me. How about you? This particular song has been on my heart and in my spirit for some time---even before the actual holiday of Thanksgiving, which we recently celebrated here in America.
Though we only celebrate this specific holiday once a year here in the USA, it needs to be a daily mindset and attitude everywhere in the world. We should always have an attitude of gratitude. We need to always give thanks for everything that God has provided for us.
In God's word, He actually tells all of us the truth regarding our thanksgiving.
"give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)
Did you know that beforehand? Had you read it or heard it before?
It is God's will for us to give thanks in all circumstances. Therefore, that means God desires for us to always give thanks in everything at all times.
Of course, circumstances are not always comfortable. They are not always favorable to us. Sometimes, we endure difficult circumstances in this world. However, it does not mean that we cannot still give thanks during those hard but temporary circumstances. We can still look for something to be grateful for even in the midst of those circumstances. Additionally, it is God's will for us.
[Note: See another related posting, Giving Thanks.]
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