The theme for today’s daily devotional by David Jeremiah is ”Good Times: Thanksgiving for All We Have”
Thanksgiving is understanding that blessings are hiding all around us, and we must find and focus on them. It’s the attitude of knowing we have a God in charge of all. It’s the habit of pausing to whisper, “Thank You, Lord,” throughout the day. It’s finding good times even in bad times and rejoicing even in sorrow. It’s noticing the color of flowers, the shape of clouds, the smell of fresh bread, and the comfort of a soft pillow at night.
Thanksgiving is the opposite of grumbling, the antithesis of fault-finding, and the antidote for a complaining spirit. The Bible tells us to replace “foolish talking” and “coarse jesting” with “giving of thanks” (Ephesians 5:4).
Gratitude leads to “glad-itude.” Counting our blessings is a positive step toward erasing our heartaches. The psychology of thanksgiving comes from the very mind and heart of the God who told us to be vigilant in thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2) and “in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Learn to give thanks in the good times. And give thanks in the bad times too, for that will make them better!
Don’t take even the simplest things for granted—appreciate them and give thanks.
Source: Turning Point Ministries