Well, it’s here again. The holiday that everyone seems to downplay but always be so prepared for. Yes, Thanksgiving. There are many that are in it for the food and others that are in it for the traveling. But let’s not get so caught up in traditions that we forget what it is all about, giving thanks.
I guess it would be normal during this time to list out all the things that I am thankful for but I want to take a different approach and give you something different.
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Haven’t we all heard this one a thousand times! Ha.
Something stood out to me in this verse though. That “IN” part.
It say “IN every thing…” What does that mean? That means while you are in the midst of something give thanks. No matter what is going on in your life whether good or bad, while you are IN it, give thanks. When you are in the car, give thanks. When you are in a storm, give thanks. When you are in debt, give thanks. When you are in the middle of an exam, give thanks. In the summer, fall, spring, and winter, give thanks. In your sad, mad, depressed, happy, and excited times give thanks.
I could go all night. But do you see all those “in”s?
Don’t wait til Thanksgiving approaches to give thanks to God. You can do at any time in any moment. This concerns us!