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In the Bible, in the book called, Colossians, chapter 3, verse 17, we read the following words, "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17 ESV)
Often when we look at this verse, we spend time considering the, "what we do..." the 'whatever you do, in word or deed,' and doing it in the name of the Lord Jesus. We put the emphasis in the doing and in the name of Jesus. We spin it as, as you do all that you do, do it in the name of Jesus. We miss, however, the "giving thanks to God..."
And while, these things aren't bad, and yes we should be thankful for them, we often think, shouldn't we be more thoughtful about what we're thankful for? Even in our lives as adults, is there something more that we should be thankful for?
As we read this verse, our thought is, yes, we should consider what we're thankful for more thoughtfully. Are we thankful for the little things, the big things, the easy things, and the hard things? Are we thankful for the daily things, the waking up things, and the going to sleep things? Are we thankful for the mundane things and the unique things? Are we able to say thank you when we can't, or don't want to say, Thank you?
What would it look like this Thanksgiving to take a minute to really say, thank you?
What would you say thank you for?
We think that that's the challenge. At least that's what we want to challenge ourselves with this Thanksgiving, what are we truly thankful for?
Perhaps this Thanksgiving we might all take a step back to consider all that we might be thankful for this year.
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