Cultivating Thankfulness | Thanksgiving 2022
What’s the key ingredient in a Thanksgiving meal?
Question for you: How’s your thankfulness level?
Colossians 3 shows us three ways we can cultivate thankfulness.
1. We are thankful when we let the peace of Christ rule in
our hearts (v 15)
“Now Thank We All Our God” written by Pastor Martin Rinckart during hard times
2. We are thankful when we let the Word of God dwell in our hearts (v 16)
Another question for you: What words dwell in you?
As we sing God’s word out loud, as we read and hear Biblical teaching, gratefulness wells up in us!
3. We are thankful when we do everything for Jesus’ glory (v 17)
More questions: Who do you live for? Who do you work for? Who would you like to get the glory for things you do well?
Everything we do, as followers of Jesus, we are to live FOR Him.
As sinful human beings, we have a pattern of exhibiting a degree of thanksgiving in life in reverse proportion to the amount of blessings we’ve received!!
One more question for you: how are you doing living out thankfulness?
May your Thanksgiving have all your favorite food ingredients. But more importantly, may it be full of God’s peace, the Word of God, and everything done for His glory. Amen!