Paul tells us to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). For many of us, though, a feeling of thankfulness can be especially difficult during this season of the year. Here are a few tips to help cultivate an attitude of thankfulness.
Sarah Chang is a stay-at-home mom to three energetic boys under the age of 7. When she’s not playing ball with her children or picking up Cheerios, Sarah pursues her passion for helping other moms by serving in a leadership role in her local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. Sarah has a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago. She has been married to her husband, Jeff, for almost 10 years.
Have you noticed that thankful people are peaceful? I truly enjoy being around peaceful people, it calms me down, it slows my racing mind, it opens my eyes and heart to see the beauty God has placed around us. I begin to notice the things which I am thankful for and acknowledge them as God’s gift and presence in my life. As I mentioned in the first post of the series thankfulness is a choice. Here are some practices that help me choose thankfulness:
"The women said to Naomi: ‘Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth." Ruth 4:14-15
Sarah and I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, blessed with the presence of the Lord, family and friends.
Walk with God and glorify His name on the road of transformation from thankless to thankful.
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My prayer is that this will be a place where you find hope and nourishment for your soul.
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