After a few weeks of being on break, Singing Sunday has returned!
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
Thankful Heart - [hi-fi] [lo-fi]
Today's song is Thankful Heart by Petra. You can listen to it by clicking above.
This song has been on my heart for the last few days. I am a complainer by nature. I don't complain intentionally, it just happens. This song is making me ask myself "How thankful am I?" Am I thankful in ALL things? When I don't feel like being thankful, Am I?
Charles Stanley (Giving thanks in all Things) puts it this way...
Thankfulness... 1. Constantly reminds us that God is always with us. His presence becomes more and more real to us. 2. Encourages us to search for God's purpose even in the midst of our pain. 3. Helps us submit our human will to God's divine will so we have a change of attitude. 4. Reminds us how helpless we are without God in every situation so that our weakness can become His strength. 5. Forms a stronger trust in God in our heart's while we are walking through the valley of dark circumstances. 6. Lends a key to finding joy -that means peace and contentment, not giddiness. 7. Makes a powerful impact on others when they see us triumphing over very difficult situations. 8. Directs our thoughts back to God instead of on ourselves or our situation. 9. Gives us new spiritual energy, like getting our batteries recharged. Removes anxiety and replaces it with indescribable peace.
As you go through your day today, ask Jesus to help you be thankful.