Cultivating Thankfulness to God: Week 5 ~ Joy, Prayer, and Gratitude

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We have come to the final few days of the Thanks and Giving challenge! If you have been following along with the devotional guide, you have a couple of days left. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 is a powerful exhortation from the apostle Paul to the Thessalonian believers. In these verses, Paul provides practical yet profound guidance for living a life of faith and gratitude.

“Rejoice always” emphasizes the importance of maintaining a spirit of joy, regardless of circumstances. It encourages us to find joy in our faith, relationships, and the blessings of life.

“Pray continually” underscores the significance of maintaining a constant and ongoing connection with God through prayer. It encourages us to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer, seeking God’s guidance, strength, and presence in every part of our lives.

“Give thanks in all circumstances” speaks to the transformative power of gratitude. It challenges us to express thankfulness, even in the midst of challenges and difficulties, recognizing that a heart of gratitude can shift our perspective and cause us to lean totally on God.

Joy, prayer, and gratitude are powerful in a believer’s life. All of these benefits are rooted in our relationship with Jesus. As we abide in Him and His love, we can maintain a spirit of joy, persistent prayer, and thankfulness in all situations, recognizing that this is God’s will for our lives. 

Sweet friends, thank you for journeying with me! My prayer for you is that you would embrace gratitude as a way of life! This only comes through our relationship with Jesus! He transforms our hearts and lives! May you experience the fullness of His transformative love and find countless reasons to give thanks in every season! 

Thank you again for joining us this month! If you have not downloaded the “Cultivating Thanksgiving Devotional Guide”, you can still download it FREE ​here​

As we prepare for December and the celebration of the greatest gift, Jesus, I am excited to offer you a complimentary download of the “Celebrate the Savior: Celebrating Jesus at Christmas Time, 31-day Scripture Writing Devotional Journal.” Look for it in your email this Thursday as my gift to you!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

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