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To Be Thankful-THE CHALLENGE


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    Goldenflower
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    I have been hearing it a lot lately that we as a church need to be thankful.

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

    I know its almost Thanksgiving and don’t want to be cliche…but I have been thinking about being thankful. We need to take on the attitude of thankfulness. I recently have been challenged to regularly tell God what I am thankful for and my attitude has really brightened. Things seem to be better just because I am taking on this attitude. I want to challenge you every day tell God everything you can think of to be thankful, which should be a lot! Especially when compared to people in other countries, if you have a job, or have a family…

    The main challenge is to be thankful in situations that would normally be upsetting or irritating. Be thankful for people in your life and just see the appreciation that is built for them!

    #25907
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    Goldenflower
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    “I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” -Martha Washington

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    Josiah Fingaz
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    …for circumstances are temporary but our God is eternal!

    #25909

    djfaith033
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    Golden thanks for the wonderful advice! I had a little fight with my girl friend yesterday and I have just been thanking God for her today…seems to be really changing my mood about it all!!! Praise God

    #25910

    Rodimus
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    great idea honey! we should all try to do this everyday but sometimes we need a reminder like this! :)

    #25911
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    science drop
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    Hebrews 12:28 – Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverance and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

    -we are receiving in Christ and unbreakable gift, an unshaken kingdom.

    2 Cor 2:14 – But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Him everywhere.

    -Be thankful that He uses us to spread His “aroma”.

    James 1:2-3 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

    Be thankful for the hard times, the work of The Lord is in them.

    Just a few times the bible says we should be thankful. I tend not to be thankful for these. Its hard to keep these things in mind.

    #25912
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    Goldenflower
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    Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! I have been reading James 1 and just got to verse 5 in one week. I am digesting the Word…

    Trails—Test Faith—Perseverance—Maturity

    I am learning this and God is really giving me tons of revelation on this subject right now, especially in my own life…You can ask Nate. I did a dramatization of what I learned for him this morning! LOL

    #25913
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    science drop
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    @Goldenflower wrote:

    Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! I have been reading James 1 and just got to verse 5 in one week. I am digesting the Word…

    Trails—Test Faith—Perseverance—Maturity

    I am learning this and God is really giving me tons of revelation on this subject right now, especially in my own life…You can ask Nate. I did a dramatization of what I learned for him this morning! LOL

    LOL! Nice! MY small group went through James a few times last year and spent ALOT of time talking about that verse. Its become kinda a joke amongst us. “Consider it Joy” we always say. Theres a lot of substance in that one verse. I think a guy from my small group just joined the site too!

    #25914

    Rodimus
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    @sciencedrop wrote:

    @Goldenflower wrote:
    Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! I have been reading James 1 and just got to verse 5 in one week. I am digesting the Word…

    Trails—Test Faith—Perseverance—Maturity

    I am learning this and God is really giving me tons of revelation on this subject right now, especially in my own life…You can ask Nate. I did a dramatization of what I learned for him this morning! LOL

    LOL! Nice! MY small group went through James a few times last year and spent ALOT of time talking about that verse. Its become kinda a joke amongst us. “Consider it Joy” we always say. Theres a lot of substance in that one verse. I think a guy from my small group just joined the site too!

    sweet who joined from your small group man?

    and yes i had a very strange drama skit put on for me this morning as i was getting out of bed… :shock:

    #25915
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    science drop
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    Im not positive but eagle83 i think is my buddy micah. He said he was registering that night but I still have not talked to him since then.

    #25916

    Rodimus
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    @sciencedrop wrote:

    Im not positive but eagle83 i think is my buddy micah. He said he was registering that night but I still have not talked to him since then.

    cool! if it is tell him to come post (-:

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