How do you measure thanksgiving? Here in the United States, we are setting aside a day to give thanks. Of course, this has an important place in our nation’s history. However, for the believer, in any country, the concept of thanksgiving takes on a whole new meaning.
God has infused the earth with goodness. Have you ever wondered what would change in your life if you were intentional about looking for the goodness of God?
“Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.” 1 Timothy 4:4.
What has God created around you that is good? Do you recognize it as good, or has it become part of the background?
As I write this, I am in Arizona, and since I am in the low desert area, it is quite brown. However, it is also the land of picture-perfect sunrises and sunsets as God takes His pen and masterfully draws on the vast canvas of the sky in moving artwork full of splendor and glory.
For the believer, every day brings us moment-by-moment opportunities to give thanks. There is no specific day for giving thanks to the most high God; instead, it is to be a part of our lives.
I am currently in the desert, where He paints a beautiful image amid the dryness. If I were in the extreme north, I would marvel at the night sky as God poured out His splendor in the Northern Lights. And, at every space in-between, God paints a picture of His goodness. As we look up and give thanks, our focus changes, creative solutions come, and doors for rest, provision, and healing open as we join with God in painting the picture of our lives and giving thanks.
And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 TPT