Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Season of Thanksgiving, Every Single Day

By: Shari A. Miller

I love Fall, it's my favorite season. Along with it we have Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, which is just around the corner.

We host Thanksgiving dinner every year at our house. Every day the picture is the same. I'm awakened with the morning sunlight streaming through the window, and I hear my husband in the kitchen preparing for the day ahead. (I am very blessed to have a husband who is an excellent cook. I am the baker in the family, so I come up with all the yummy treats.)

The house becomes alive with activity as we hurry to prepare for our guests. In the background you can hear the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, a must for my son to watch, ever since he's been a little boy. 

Delectable scents fill the air, and the table is set with a meal that is fit for a king. The door bell rings and hugs and laughter soon fill the room. Family gathers round the table and we stop to give thanks to our one and only risen King.

A picture perfect day, for giving thanks, like the one above doesn't have to happen just once a year. 

A heart filled with thanksgiving should happen every moment of every day.

 "always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20 (NIV)

Life can be hard, very hard.

Each day brings with it, it's own set of joys and hardships.

When the hardships happen, the only way to get through them is by reaching our to the Lord and finding his strength and joy.

This doesn't happen by just once in a while reaching out to him when we are desperate for help. This happens by going to the throne each and every moment of every single day. 

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 it states,

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 

Did you notice the phrase in there, "give thanks in all circumstances"?

When we do everything that was mentioned in the verse above, along with an attitude of continual thanks, things will change.

When I was driving to pick up my son the other day, I was talking to God telling him everything I was thankful for. I thought, "Wow! Even though there are hardships I am still so very blessed!"

Giving thanks honors God. It takes our focus off the negative and puts it onto the positive. It makes up step into the here and now and live fully the life God intended us to live. 

Are you ready to take the step with me friends? Are you ready to live in a season of thanksgiving every single day?

Photo Credit: Anthony Quintano via photopin CC,

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  1. Beautiful my friend. Like can be hard, but we are so blessed and need to praise God in all circumstances. Even if God never, ever gives us another blessing, He is still worthy to be praised!

  2. Shari,
    Thanks for the reminder. I, too, have much for which to be thankful. Thanks for the opportunity to linkup.

  3. It's so easy to get caught up in living that we forget how blessed we truly are.
    Like you, fall is my favorite season...I love everything about it and am so thankful that God created it with all the amazing colors and smells and sounds!
    We are so blessed!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


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