I love this time of year. The air seems to be full of thankfulness. Isn't that really how we should approach everything i nour life? Whether it be a trial or a blessing, we as Christians should be thankful. Why? In Philippians 4:11 it says, "Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content." Over the years this verse has minsitered to my heart. Independent of external circumstances, we can be content, because Christ lives in us. In Romans 8:28 it says, " And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according in his purpose." God is so good! Resting in this promise is one way that we are able to be content! Thank you Lord for being a faithful God!
I am so thankful that we serve a loving God. A God who want His children to come to Him with their needs, and not to worry about them, and try to solve them in their own power, "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.", Philippians 4:6. And in Psalm 55:22a it says, "Cast they burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee."
When reading these verses, the bible is clear, we should be thankful, and content in all that we do. And we should go to Him with our needs. And He will be faithful to His children. We Christians have so very much to be thankful for. Let us share our joy and thankfulness with the world around us this month! A month when the people around us have a more tender heart!