Saturday, November 9, 2019

Developing A Thanksgiving Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching! I believe that thanksgiving should be more than something we focus on for one day a year. For that reason, I am repeating this post about a simple way to make thanksgiving more than just a holiday. I believe it should be the lifestyle of the believer.

 It was really eye opening to me the day I stumbled upon Deuteronomy 28:47,(Amplified Bible, Classic Edition), in my Bible reading. In this verse we find out that one of the reasons that God's people were living a less than life was "Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness of mind and heart in gratitude for the abundance of all with which He had blessed you." Gratitude is important to God and it's life changing for us.  Ann Voskamp, author of the book One Thousand Gifts, writes, "Give thanks if you are joyful is, in reality, to be joyful give thanks." Did you notice in that verse in Deuteronomy how, to God, both our joyfulness and our gratitude are not only important, but connected?  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, November 10th at Woman to Woman Ministries, where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. Elizabeth, I have found it amazing as you continued this habit. Thank you for inspiring me to find things to be thankful for each and every day! Blessings!

    1. It's a part of me now. I'm so thankful that God led me to this practice because it has changed the way I see life.

  2. Such a positive heartening lifestyle to aim for.. Thankful heart is a happy heart.
    God bless 🙏 🙏 🙏


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