Tuesday, November 1

alway.thanks.everything

November has arrived!  


It tends to be a month that goes quickly in our home with huntin' season for the menfolk and Thanksgiving with family. I'm thankful that it does go quickly as it also tends to be one of the gloomiest months of the year.  Often too many gray cool days for this sunshine loving person.  

The verse is appropriate for this month:  "Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Ephesians 5:20

Always.  Thanks.  Everything.

Those are the three words that jump out at me.  Not easy to do in our humanness.  We are certainly self-centered creations of God who often prefer to murmur and complain a bit.  Yet that attitude is not what Scripture is calling us to do.

Always. Thanks. Everything.

I think the key is actually in the verse before:  "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord." ~ Ephesians 5:19

When you feel a pity party filled with whimpering coming on, try opening your Bible to psalms.  Even the lamenting chapters have a praise to God tucked in their midst. Put on some praise music and see how long you can keep up your badattitude.  Suddenly you find that your attention is drawn away from yourself and back onto God which is where it belongs.  Life is really not about us.  It's about HIM!  

Always. Thanks. Everything.

We have a choice with every situation that comes across our path.  Be thankful knowing that even the difficult trials are molding you into the person HE wants you to be as you have the opportunity to develop Christ-like character.  He is developing strength in you as you trust His faithfulness to see you through whatever the days may bring.  

Have a Happy Thankful November!


Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

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