Continuing to Give Thanks

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. Hopefully you were able to take time to stop, reflect, and give thanks for the wonderful blessings we have in and through the Lord. But now that Thanksgiving is over, we shouldn’t stop giving thanks. Psalm 118:24 tells us: “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Every day is a day that the Lord has made and every day is a day for us to rejoice and give thanks. There are actual studies that show that the attitude we have for the day is set in the first eight minutes after we wake up.
The question is: How are we kicking off our day? Are we rolling out of bed, complaining and griping about the day ahead or are we choosing to be grateful and giving thanks that God is with us and will be our strength regardless of what the day might bring.
I’m not perfect in this practice, but several years ago I made a decision to try to start each day off with a positive attitude. So most mornings when I wake up, I quote that scripture saying, “This is the day the Lord has made.” And I make it a little more personal as I continue by saying, “I will rejoice and be glad in it.” I…am choosing to rejoice and be glad in it.
Every day we have a choice: we can to choose to rejoice or we can choose to grumble and complain. So when we wake up each morning, my encouragement is that the first thing we do is rejoice in the Lord. That we take time to thank God for His unconditional love and remember all the things He’s done for us. And let’s strive to make every day a day to give thanks—not just that last Thursday in November.
So, what are you thankful for today?

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