GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES
How many times do we forget or fail to show proper gratitude to our Lord for all He has done and all He is doing every single day in our lives and the life of our loved ones?
“Pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything. Hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” Based on 1 Thessalonians 5:17-22
Feeling and expressing appreciation is good for us. Like any wise Father, God wants us to learn to be thankful for all the gifts He has given us. It is in our best interest to be reminded that everything we have is a gift from Him.
Without gratitude we become arrogant and self-centered. We begin to believe that we have achieved everything on our own.
The humble person is the one that can be able to see all these wonderful things that God does for us and thank Him for it. On the contrary, the person who is full of pride will attribute everything good to his own work and ability and will not give thanks but rather grumble and complain.
When we break this part into pieces in order to understand the beauty of it we find that it will give us joy, peace, and gladness to know that God is watching over us in every way.
Thankfulness keeps our hearts in right relationship to the Giver of all good gifts.