Posted by Paul McWilliams on Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Philippians 4:6-9 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
In this time of the year we are reminded that we are truly a blessed people. Our loving Heavenly Father has seen fit to provide for all of our individual needs, both physical and spiritual. We tend to talk to God when we are in trouble, when we really want something or want something to happen in our favor. But how often do we simply go to our Lord in prayer just to thank Him for his wonderful blessings? How often do we include prayers of thanksgiving in our daily commune with the Father? Well, if we are like the majority of our society, the answer is not very often. In this time of the year, when we are all thinking of all we have been blessed with, let us begin to create a habit of giving thanks to God every day for all that He has blessed us with.