I am thankful. I have so much to be thankful for, namely I am in a reasonable amount of good health. I have my mental faculties, I can climb mountains, my children are alive and well and they are productive adults. I Thessalonians 5: 18 says “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I pray for strength to give thanks in whatever circumstance I am in. For it is not the circumstance that is to bring about peace in one’s soul; it is the fact that we have the peace maker, and the giver of peace that makes our lives peaceful. Today, I am overcome with a spirit of thanksgiving, and for this I am so grateful.
Phillipians 4:6,7 states, ” Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make your request known unto God, And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” One way to extract the peace of God is to flood your circumstance with thanksgiving. Fear, doubt and depression can not live in the midst of thanksgiving. For when we give thanks, we are acknowledging we know that God is in control and that he alone has the power to change, delete or upgrade our situation. Give thanks in all circumstances and watch God tear down the mountains that hinder or block you from reaching all that he has promised us. God be with you all.