The theme verse for November should be

I Thessalonians 5:18: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

If we ever find ourselves in a place where we don’t know God’s will for us, a good way to find our way into His will is by giving Him thanks. But how does this work if we aren’t feeling particularly thankful? If we are living for Jesus and we don’t know why we should give Him thanks we must be looking in the wrong places and at the wrong things.

Recently I was getting out of a drawer the stuff I use to clean my glasses. When I looked on the counter I couldn’t find the cloth I knew I had grabbed. Thinking it must have fallen back into the drawer I searched the drawer, picking up everything, but I still couldn’t find it.

Not finding that cloth, I grabbed another and after I was done I put everything back in the drawer. When I closed the drawer I had to laugh because it was then that I spotted the missing cloth lying on the floor directly under the open drawer. I couldn’t see it because I was looking in the wrong place and by looking in the wrong place I had kept the right place hidden from view.

Often times, when we can’t think of any reason to give God thanks it’s because we are looking in the wrong places. We are looking for what we want God to do and when we aren’t seeing that we miss out on everything else that He is doing.

Take time this month to remember who God is and all that He has done in your life. And challenge yourself take time to think beyond the obvious so you may discover even more reasons to give God thanks.

 

                                            With Thanksgiving,

                                                                      Mark