… with Thanksgiving
It’s so easy to go through life without giving much thought about how we do life. We focus so heavily on the next best thing and forget that the here and now are the most present blessing. The life to which we are called regardless of where we are, who we are and what we may encounter is one of thanksgiving.
We are called to live with thanksgiving.
We are called to love with thanksgiving.
We are called to learn with thanksgiving.
We are called to pray with thanksgiving.
We are called to give with thanksgiving.
We are called to wake with thanksgiving.
We are called to walk with thanksgiving.
We are called to work with thanksgiving.
We are called to wait with thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving steeped in hope cannot help but produce joy. This joy can never be taken away. We give thanks for the Lord is good and He has always been good. His mercies and goodness toward us are new every morning.
Thanksgiving makes contentment possible! It allows us to persevere the under pressure — to see the best in people during the worst situations.
Intentional gratitude allows us to seek opportunity in the midst of challenges. It moves our hearts and hands to action when there is a need. It sees the beggar as being as worthy as the king.
This giving of thanks can never be snatched as long as our heart remain open to what God is doing in and around us. God is faithful in both our waking and working. In winter, we will Thank Him! In the valley, we will thank Him! In the no, we will thank Him because we know he gives good things to His children in His time.
May our life be a daily tribute to God – the greatest giver of all!
Here is to giving thanks daily with purpose.