On Sunday, November 22nd, we focused on 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which says, “in everything give thanks for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus”. As a result of our study, we embarked on a 30 Day Thanksgiving Challenge. The Challenge has two basic parts. First to spend 1 solid minute each day completing the sentence, “Lord, I am thankful for …”. Second to find someone each of the 30 days and express to them in some forum (conversation, e-mail, text, phone call, letter, etc…) that we are thankful for them and why we are thankful.
Being thankful is a key component of the Christian life. A thankful heart is a humble heart. If I purpose to look around and see as many things as possible to thank God for, my complaints will be muted. As I make being thankful a priority, the rebellion that rises up within me will be met with a thankful, God-dependent spirit. Thanksgiving seems like such a simple thing, but it is so powerful!
Let’s take this challenge seriously. Even if you are getting a late start, let’s do this. It is God’s will, and it can change the very attitude of our heart. I am so thankful for you!