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"Thank You, Thank You, Thank You"

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"in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have you ever thought if there was one thing that if you did it every day would change your life for the better? Maybe you have thought there can't possibly be one thing that I could do that would make that big of a difference in my life in just one day. The good news today is, there is! If you and I would just simply do this one thing every day consistently, our lives would be forever changed for the good. The Bible teaches us that being thankful, that having a heart of gratitude does in fact change our lives for the better each time we express it, be it to God or other people.

Try it today and see if it doesn't change you. Count the number of times you say, "thank you" today to God and to people. Romans chapter 1 makes it perfectly clear behind every creation there is a creator and every design there is a designer, where as James chapter 1 makes it equally clear behind every gift there is a giver! Romans chapter 1 teaches us that when people become thankless they open themselves for a world of hurt where just the opposite happens in the heart of a person who remains thankful. We open ourselves up to both be and receive a blessing!

Think about the people in your life who you enjoy blessing and doing things for or giving gifts too. I bet they are thankful. Think of the people who aren't high on that list and I am willing to bet they are most likely not very grateful or thankful. Yes, there is something magnetic about a grateful heart, there is power in a simple thank you that motivates us to want to do more! Don't forget the words of the half brother of Jesus who wrote, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning" (James 1:17). It's true, that behind every creation there is a creator, behind every design there is a designer, and behind every gift there is a giver! God is the ultimate giver and today there will be countless opportunities for you and me to say thank you to the Lord and to those created in His image.

But don't be surprised if someone blesses you today and when you say "thank you" they humbly respond, "don't thank me, thank Jesus" because they too are living lives that are being lived out in humble appreciation for all He does. Just know today, loved one, I am setting out to count all my blessings today and I am beginning by counting you! Thank you for blessing my life like you do. For loving me and encouraging me as I set out to encourage, motivate and challenge you! My life is very blessed by you! And for that I am very thankful!


Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

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