Be Thankful

Posted: November 21, 2012 by John D. Hayden in Sports Devotionals
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“Be thankful not just on Thanksgivining Day, but every day of the week.” Look at what God did for you, is doing for you and what he will do for you in the years to come. You might not score 138 points in a basketball game, but be thankful for the talents God has given you.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

It is hard to live by this passage, to give thanks no matter what circumstance you are in. We need to be reminded where Paul is when he wrote this passage, in a Roman jail cell. There is always something to be thankful for in our lives. Thankfulnes, or graitude, is a heart posture. We can’t fake being thankful and we can’t fight it either. We need to take long deep look inside our hearts. We can hurt and struggle day by day but knowing that Jesus died for me and went through so much for me, gives me that peace and thankfulness in my heart.  So take the time this week to count your blessings and see what God has done for you and turn your eyes upon Jesus. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.


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