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Summary: Don’t just focus on what’s wrong in your life; try focusing on whats right with your life for a change, try focusing on what God wants to do in your life, What your wanting to take place, may not look like its happening, but that doesn’t me

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A thanksgiving state of mind?

1st Thess. 5:16-18 NIV

16. Rejoice always, 17. pray continually, 18. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

You know thanksgiving is right around the corner and that’s when many people take survey of their life and their circumstances

And focus on the goodness of God and they stop and take time to make note of how much they have to be thankful for.

But what about the rest of the time?

You know except for Christmas and Easter,

The other 362 days of the year.

Isn’t what God is doing, for all of us the rest of the time worthy of continuous praise?

Are you, are we giving thanks every day, in every circumstance, like we should?

Sometimes its difficult to do as it says in Luke 10:27 to love the Lord with all your heart, mind, body and strength.

But the word clearly says to;

16. Rejoice always, 17. pray continually, 18. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

This might seem hard to do at times, especially when you are going through something trying or difficult.

You know what I’m talking about, one of those Why periods, you know when you question why, but it seems like there’s no answer,

Or at least not the answer your looking for, in the time frame you want it in.

But notice today’s verse doesn’t say to give thanks “for” everything, it says give thanks “in” everything.

Cause face it, there’s a lot of stuff in life that happens, that you wouldn’t wish on anyone.

And just because it happens, doesn’t mean we have to like it,

But we still need to trust God to see us through it and be thankful, that He does!

In other words, no matter what’s going on, we can all find something to be thankful for.

Don’t just focus on what’s wrong in your life; try focusing on whats right with your life for a change, try focusing on what God wants to do in your life.

What your wanting to take place, may not look like its happening, but that doesn’t mean Gods not working behind the scenes,

Moving mountain after mountain out of the path to your victory, clearing the way for your need to be met!

When you are thankful, it opens the door for God to move on your behalf, and there's no length He won't go for one of His own!

That’s why it says “this is God’s will for you.”

And even though sometimes its hard to be in the Lords will all the time, that’s where we need to strive to be.

Because the closer we are to His will in our life, the easier it is to receive His strength and power by giving thanks.

That’s why we should always have an attitude that says, “God, no matter what may happen,

I’m not going to moved by it, because i know, you are working all things together for my benefit,

So in spite of what’s happening, choose to be grateful and God will reward you for doing it.

That’s part of the diligence Hebrews 11:6 NKJ talks about;

6. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


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