Monday's Message of Hope

Thankfulness!
Monday, November 29, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

I sensed the Lord wanted to continue the theme of Thanksgiving this week, something that is a crucial part of living and walking in the Spirit. We are exhorted in both the Old and New Testaments to “give thanks.” For instance, Psalm 107 repeatedly says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Paul’s letters encourage his fellow sojourners to thank the Lord, even continually. We are also called to give thanks for each other.

While I know the value of being thankful, I don’t think it’s an inherent part of my nature yet. As a matter of fact, I have nowhere near arrived at that state of being thankful in everything. Especially when I leave the house and start driving to my destination. Offering thanks to God usually is not found on my radar or my lips. Ouch!

So this week, I am asking the Lord to make a paradigm shift in my thinking, one that turns thanksgiving into a song of praise from my heart and my mouth. I hope you join me.

. . . in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV)

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • When do you find it easy to be thankful?
  • Do you have areas you struggle with thankfulness?
  • How will this impact your spiritual walk?

Looking forward to a week full of thanksgiving!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 12/2/2021 2:49:06 PM

I can truly identify with what you are saying. I have been asking God to show me my heart and it isn't pretty

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. Sometimes it's intimidating for us to be real before God, but oh, how wonderful He is to cleanse us and restore us. Thank you for your transparency. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Linaya Leaf From Billings At 11/29/2021 12:49:27 PM

It's easiest to be thankful in the morning as I finish my devotional time with God. I am thankful for those who write devotions for me to share in. And this time helps me remember all that brought me blessings yesterday. And than reminds me of parents who loved m and shared their faith with me.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. What wonderful things to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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