"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus"
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In his writing “The Spiritual Work of Gratitude”, author Henri Nouwen said: “To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives—the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections—that requires hard spiritual work.
Still, we are only truly grateful people when we can say thank you to all that has brought us to the present moment. As long as we keep dividing our lives between events and people we would like to remember and those we would rather forget, we cannot claim the fullness of our beings as a gift of God to be grateful for.”
Do you give thanks for all that the Lord has given? Today in prayer, thank Jesus for everything in your life.
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” - Henry Ward Beecher
God’s Word: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:1