The Thanksgiving holiday may have passed us by but that does not mean your thankful spirit also has to pass with it.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
When we have a single day devoted to being thankful it tends to suggest there is no need to be thankful the rest of the year. This is untrue as it is God’s will for us to thank Him continually for all things. And in reality everything we have, every good thing that comes our way we can thank God for.”
Should you thank God for your new phone, or that great cup of coffee or tea you just had? Sure, why not? God created the earth and the raw materials contained within the earth that He created was refined into the materials and technology needed to make these things so in a sense if it were not for God you would not have either, nor would you have life for that matter. God’s favor may have helped you land that job you have which is the reason you have the money to buy these items, so again that traces back to thanking God.
At its root all things can be traced back to God, yet we get into the habit of thanking Him only one day of the year. And even then many of us spend that day not thanking Him, but committing both sloth and gluttony.
17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Every day that we wake up is a day to thank the Lord, as its not guaranteed we will be here the next day. Each passing day is a new day gifted to us by God and for that alone we should be thankful.
24 This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
I am thankful for many things, far too many to name. What am I most thankful for? Well I am most thankful for my wife and how awesome she is. I am also thankful for all the times that God has protected me against all odds of logic over the years. There were more than a few times over the years that I was in a situation that would appear to spell certain death, but I somehow emerged unscathed. I am thankful for that and have always felt that as long as I’m still breathing I still have work to do.
I frequently thank God not for my music collection, but for giving me the opportunity to minister to others with it, using it to fuel Reanimated Radio. It is a great honor to be chosen to serve God and for that I am thankful.
What are you thankful for?