Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. For followers of Jesus, giving thanks is an essential discipline!
A couple passages of Scripture come to mind: 1 Thessalonians 5.16-18 and Philippians 4.4-6.
This is our first post in the current Common English Bible Tour, so here are the verses in the Common English Bible …
Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5.16-18)
Be glad in the Lord always! Again I say, be glad! Let your gentleness show in your treatment of all people. The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. (Philippians 4.4-6)
Great advice. Great words to live by. Sounds simple. But a challenging discipline to develop. There are no shortcuts to developing this discipline, just lotoffend lots of practice!