Saturday, June 9, 2012

Be Thankful {Something to Think About}

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT

I was reminded today that there is always reason to thank God. No matter what is going on or how I’m feeling, God is faithful and He is with us. Every day, He is worthy of our thanks and praise.

Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do. 
1 Thessalonians 5:18 CEV

In Christ,
Laura

22 comments:

  1. I love that you included two translations of this verse. A good verse, indeed! Praying for renewed and constant gratitude every day!

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  2. AMEN!!! I agree! There are always so many reasons to thank God! Stopping by from the Sunday Community. Blessings~

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  3. Love the different translations you have used... I must needs look up different translations during study times more.

    This is a beautiful post Laura.

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  4. Wonderful verse this morning. It is so easy to get caught up in the whining, that we forget to be thankful IN all things! Sometimes people misread that to be thankful FOR all things...vast different! I can find something to be thankful for in every situation - even if the situation is a bad one! Blessings today!

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    1. Excellent reminder Linda! Being thankful in all things and for all things is different. Thanks for your visit and comment! God bless!

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  5. Thanking and praising God for all things. Great reminder. :)
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  6. Having a thankful heart helps us to appreciate this world more. Wonderful reminder...

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  7. Good reminder. Needed it today when jerky stuff has been tossed before my eyes and heart. [YES, I know the truth; my emotions don't always get there fast enough!]

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    1. I know what you mean...I know God's truth, but my emotions still get the best of me (all too often!) Thank you for your visit and comment today. God bless!

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  8. Laura, I love this share- I just said this to my daughter and to my Sunday School boys today. Taking God at His word is WORK. Choice. So good to wrap around it because it does breed gratitude, while not doing so breeds discontent and bat attitudes. In my experience and opinion! ;) Happy Sunday!

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  9. Always. I've never met anyone who couldn't thank God. We may not like some of our circumstances, but there's always blessings. My list grows and grows.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  10. I was just talking with a dear sister in church today. She's losing her home, similar to my situation a couple of years ago. She was in tears and I know where she is. Been there. I was asking her to look back to see what God had already done, and find those other things to thank Him for. She just couldn't. It was so sad. But truly, when we thank Him even in the midst of heartache, our eyes are opened to His goodness all around!

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    1. Hi Barbie,
      Sometimes I think we are just too overwhelmed to see anything but what's immediately in our view. Giving thanks in those times took practice for me, and still does. She is blessed to have you to talk to!
      In Christ,
      Laura

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  11. Beautiful reminder to be grateful. I love that you included two translations. They show the scripture in its fullness.

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    1. Thanks Donna. I debated, but couldn't leave one out because they both spoke to me. God bless!

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  12. Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy one.

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  13. I just dropped by for the first time. I do believe we should have gratitude no matter what is going on in our lives. I pray to have a grateful heart. I love the my Savior and give thanks everyday for him.
    Blessings to you!

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  14. Amen! Our God is worthy of our thanks and praise... beyond worthy... He gave all for us. Wonderful post :)

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  15. Always a reason to give thanks. Amen!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!