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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 21: Be Thankful Always


How do you say

THANK YOU

when you don't feel like saying

THANK YOU?

You say it anyway.

But wouldn't you be a hypocrite

saying

THANK YOU,

when you aren't

THANKFUL

for this or that

CIRCUMSTANCE

or

RELATIONSHIP

or

even for your

UNTHANKFUL ATTITUDE,

because

you don't want to be

THANKFUL?

Have you ever

WAITED

to be

THANKFUL,

because you are

WAITING

for the

PERFECT time

when

the

CIRCUMSTANCE

or

RELATIONSHIP

or

even your attitude

CHANGES,

before

you will be

THANKFUL.

Hmm.

Think about it.

So why would you even think about saying

THANK YOU,

when you don't even feel like

saying

THANK YOU?

Because

THANK YOU isn't about

THANKING GOD

for whatever is or isn't in your life

that you are UNTHANKFUL about,

as it is about

THANKING GOD

for

BEING GOD

for

BEING A LOVING GOD

for

BEING A FORGIVING GOD

for

BEING A GOOD GOD

who IS working ALL THINGS

for THE GOOD of those who love GOD.

Because if we don't have GOD,

then what would we have?

We wouldn't have

LIFE,

as HE is our CREATOR.

Breathe that in.

Let it take over your whole being.

GOD made a conscious decision to

CREATE you!

GOD PURPOSED you to be

HERE,

right NOW

in this space and time

because

GOD WANTS you HERE

for

"such a time as this" (Esther),

even if your TIME feels like an UNTHANKFUL time.

Oh to

BE THANKFUL ALWAYS,

just because

GOD ACCEPTS you,

even when you are feeling

UNTHANKFUL for BEING UNACCEPTED

by others

and

just because you are

FORGIVEN,

even when you are feeling

UNTHANKFUL for BEING UNFORGIVEN by others,

and

just because

GOD HEARS you,

even when you feeling

UNTHANKFUL for BEING UNHEARD~

just because

GOD IS WITH YOU

in

ALL THANKFUL THINGS

and

IN ALL UNTHANKFUL THINGS.

GOD IS ALWAYS GOD

even though

CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE

and even though

RELATIONSHIPS CHANGE

and even though

FEELINGS CHANGE.

Because

GOD IS STILL GOD

and

that my friend

is something to say

THANK YOU.

Because

where would you be if

GOD wasn't GOD.

You would have never been born.

What are you FEELING UNTHANKFUL about today?

Will you join me

and just

THANK YOU GOD

because that is all

HE ASKS~

"This is the way GOD wants you who belong to CHRIST JESUS to live"*

because HE knows

that you can

"THANK GOD no matter what happens"*

when you

"pray all the time"*

so that you will be

"Be cheerful no matter what"*

because

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength"

(Proverbs 17:22).

Take this moment and stop.

Just say

THANK YOU GOD

even if you are in an

UNTHANKFUL mood.

And you will

EXPERIENCE

REAL THANKFULNESS

like you have never EXPERIENCED it before.

Because

GOD knows what HE is talking about.

And all HE asks is for

you and I to~

"Be cheerful no matter what;

pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.

This is the way GOD wants you who belong to CHRIST JESUS to live"

*(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Therefore,

How do you say

THANK YOU

when you don't feel like saying

THANK YOU?

You say it anyway.

"I THANK YOU FOR IT ALL"

(listen to the song below)


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