The will of God can be considered to a mysterious thing. People search high and low for the will of God for their life. However, the Lord does not make it hard for us to discover what His will is for our life. He actually lays it out pretty simply for us:
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
The power of thankfulness helps us to die to ourselves! No wonder that this is His will concerning us. The more we die-die to our flesh, die to our will-the better positioned we are to live for Him!
An attitude of gratitude did not end on last Thursday with turkey and a good football game. The attitude of gratitude is for everyday and is transformative! The more we tell Him thank you, the more we are able to see how much He is at work in our lives. And the more we recognize the Lord at work, we will begin to discern what is of Him and what is not. We will see how He wants us to live, how He wants us to govern ourselves, and how we can best live for His kingdom.
Thankfulness jump starts our journey to serving Him with our whole heart. Thankfulness helps us live life with a submitted heart. Thankfulness helps renew our mind.
This is the will of Christ Jesus concerning us-to be submitted to Him, to be renewed, to be transformed, to serve Him with our heart, to create a space for Him to take front row seat of our lives.
Thanksgiving is not over for those who are in Christ. This scripture tells us so! Not only that, we no longer have to wonder about the will of God for our lives. And we can share this will with our unsaved loved ones.
Jesus wants us to be thank-filled! He wants us to overflow with gratitude! This, friends, is the will of Christ Jesus for our lives.
Peace and Blessings