It’s easy to remember to give thanks at this time of year, but how do we continue to have a thankful heart throughout the year and even when things aren’t going our way?
The Word of God says Christians need to maintain thankfulness as a part of sanctification. “For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21
So how can we grow an attitude of gratitude? God’s Word says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God Christ Jesus for you.” So in all things, whether good, bad, difficult, challenging, or encouraging, give thanks. There is always something for which to be grateful. Rejoice! The God of the universe loves and cares for you, offering the gift of salvation and eternal life spent with Him.