Read & Reflect
Giving thanks is so important that God directly commands this of all Christians. Failure to obey this command causes us to forfeit much joy and strength that could be ours.
1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (ESV)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Philippians 4:4–7 (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 13:15 (ESV)
15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
- What are all the basic things of life that you take for granted? Who are the people in your life that you take for granted?
- Gratitude Journal & Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Write down three things that you are thankful for.