Well, in three weeks it will be Thanksgiving. Boy, how time flies. In a society that caters to self, and what is in it for us, we more often than not forget to be thankful. We take so many things for granted, and we forget how blessed we truly are. Yet, we try to make the few hours we have on Thanksgiving with family and/or friends as a time that we can set aside to be thankful. Thankful for what? For many that thankfulness is self-centered and selfish, and for others it is a genuine, self-less time of rememberance. Usually, people focus their thankfulness on that pertaining to this life here on earth, but we need to remember to be thankful not only for that which pertains to this life, but especially for what Christ has done in our lives, and the life He offers us on the other side of the grave.
Here is my challenge to each of you, that you won’t wait till Thanksgiving to be thankful, and that you will take time each day to think of something different to be thankful for. As you do, think about Christ’s role in what you are thankful for, and thank Him for it. After all, we know that everything good comes from God, so it is only reasonable and right to give Him the thanks and gratitude He deserves.
If you were to do this each day, you will find that it will become not only a habit but an attitude and a lifestyle. If you battle with depression and anxiety, you may find it diminishing the more you think about and give Jesus thanks for what He’s done for you, and for what He is going to do for you. Your life will never be the same.
So, what are you thankful for???????
Copyright 2012 – John Johansson