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Thanks – Living in a world of an annual Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I think it may be my favorite holiday. It is nice that everybody stops to at least be a little bit thankful. It happens once a year, no matter what.

You don’t have to be “religious” to participate. Everybody can come together. Families can unite. It really is a good thing.

I’ve been thinking though about the challenge Jesus brings to me to participate in His world of Thanks-Living. Jesus lived the life of being thankful to his Father.

Consider this from the Apostle Paul:

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to the Messiah Jesus to live. Source: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Jesus challenges me to shift from thanksgiving to Thanks-Living. It is about changing my mind, every day. God is always in a good mood. God’s love never ceases. There is a wonderful world of being cheerful, no matter what.

Why can’t I live a life of Thanks? Why can’t I live be thankful no matter what happens?

Good news here. I can, through the power of the Holy Spirit Jesus provided me.

I want to live a life that oozes gratitude.

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