“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)
Every day we have a choice. We can focus on our problems or God’s promises. We can focus on what we think is missing from our lives, or we can focus on the blessings in our lives. Whether we realize it or not, we each have something to be thankful for. We can be thankful that we woke up this morning. We can be thankful for family and friends. We can be thankful for the air we breath. We can be thankful that God sent his Son to save us. The more thankful we are, the smaller the problems in our lives will become.
Prayer: God, thank you for the many blessings I have in my life. I choose to be thankful. Help me see the many reasons I have to be thankful. In Jesus name. Amen.
Action You Can Take: Starting today, keep a thankfulness journal. Write down one thing everyday to be thankful for. Review the journal when you are struggling.