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Friday, November 27, 2015

Every Day Should Be a Day of Thanks!

             Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Thanksgiving Day is over….but are we still being thankful and joyful?

            Many of us might have eaten too much turkey and dressing and all the good food of a traditional Thanksgiving feast.  We are truly blessed to live in a country where food is usually plentiful.  We need to be mindful that many people throughout this world are hungry. Our hearts should be not only thankful for what we have, but we should be willing to share with others in need.

              We’ve just celebrated “THANKSgiving Day”.  But let’s not wait for the fourth Thursday in November every year to express our thanks!  It should be a constant condition of the heart.

            1 Thessalonians 5:16 -18 instruct us to “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Do you notice how being joyful and praying, go hand in hand with giving thanks!  That’s the key!  EVERY DAY we should go to God in prayer and thank Him for all the blessings that are ours.  Name them specifically. You’ll notice a sweet joyful spirit bubbling in your heart….a heart filled with gratitude.  Celebrate Thanksgiving every day and you will find yourself focusing on the things that truly bring genuine JOY.

 May we each recognize the joys of Thanksgiving every day of the year.  

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