Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursday...

November is the month for gratitude.   The month has beens set aside as a time to give thanks for all we have.  Even secular circles acknowlege this time of thankfulness...to something or Someone bigger than themselves.  My question is, as Christians, should we only observe a season of thankfulness as the world does or should our every breath be one of gratitude?

He has given us the breath in which we draw life, the breath which allows us to live the life He has given to us.  Should we not be grateful to our Creator for each precious breath we are given?  Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 to: 
Be joyful always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
And again in Philipians 4: 6:
Do not be anxious for anything, but in everything, with prayer and thanksgiving make you requests known to God...

Time and time again, He has recorded for us in Scripture the words thanks (or thanksgiving).  I'm thinking He intends for us to be aware of the fact He is the giver of all things and He is the reason we are even on this earth in the first place.  Don't fall into the worlds trap of celebrating only a season of Thanksgiving.  Let everyday be one of gratitude, thanking your Father for all He has done and has yet to do for you, His child.

Continuing to count one thousand gifts...
#151  Christian bookstores
#152  Sam was able to climb the ladder and slide by himself at school this week
#153  Peanut butter french toast
#154  My new phone
#155 The ability to spend time with the family camping last weekend
#156  My flexible hours at my job
#157  Zach made A/B honor roll, after the hard time he's had so far this year
#158  New bible studies to help me dig deeper into the Word of God
#159  School pictures that show how much my boys have grown each year
#160  Big orange (hubby's truck) that is paid for...and is still running this month :)

Don't forget about the great giveaway of the DVD The Christmas Lodge...winner announced Friday-just leave a comment daily!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

You're absolutely right, Allison. We should live a life of thanksgiving everyday, not just during this season. Love your list!

Kelli said...

Yes I love this question: "My question is, as Christians, should we only observe a season of thankfulness as the world does or should our every breath be one of gratitude?" Yes, we should be thankful for every breath, every new day, and every blessing God has bestowed upon us! lOVE THE LIST:)

Tracy said...

Hi Allison - we should live our lives in an attitude of thankfulness and not just one month of the year - however, to make the extra effort certainly helps to break bad habits of ungratefulness and reset our spiritual attitude
God bless and great post
Tracy

Heidi said...

You're right, as Christians Thanksgiving should be in our every breath. Peanut Butter French toast?! I'm intrigued :)