Can I just say this is one of my favorite times of the year. I love fall and watching the leaves change. When I was living overseas this was one of the seasons I missed experiencing the most. I missed the change in air, because I feel like fall air is so clear and crisp.
As we roll into the season and holiday of Thanksgiving, I feel like there are few things I want us to remember as we move forward. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (New International Version) says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I love this so much. Not only are we to pray constantly, but we are also to be thankful continually. Being thankful is part of God’s will in our lives. It is through this constant act of praying and being thankful that we shift our worldview and mindset to be like Christ. It shows the world that we are content with who we are, what we have, and that we are at peace within our souls. It is through this start in being thankful in every situation that God can start to quiet the world around us and shift our mindset to align with His. It is through this thanksgiving that we start to fully trust God.
So I challenge you today to think of 5 things you are grateful for. I then want you to remember those things throughout the week and even into this New Year. Let’s really pursue the will of God with praying constantly and with continually giving thanks to our heavenly Father.
Dani Noe, Sozo & Admin Pastor