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Conversations of Gratitude Grateful for Today

Conversations of Gratitude Grateful for Today

First, Seek Him...

As we start our conversations of gratitude, let’s consider the circumstances of today and ponder how God wants us to respond to them. What does your today hold? Are you grateful in it? Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks! Seek Him about this – – – today!

...Then Speak Him

As you thank God in today’s circumstances, you can inspire those entrusted to you to thank God in the circumstances of their lives today, too. Talking about gratitude can encourage others to be grateful, too! Speak Him – – – today!

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

Word

God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?
A “circumstance” is something that is happening in your life. This can be something good or something that is bad. The Bible tells us God wants us to be thankful, not just in some circumstances, but “in all circumstances.” ~ What “circumstances” are in your life today? Does it feel easy or hard to be thankful right now? Name three things you can be grateful for in today’s circumstances.

Why

God, why does this matter?
This Scripture matters because the Bible says that grateful, thankful hearts are “God’s will for you.” In other words, gratitude is His plan for our lives. Even though we may have to deal with difficult things, He wants us to set our hearts on what we can be grateful for today. ~ What are some of the hard things in your life right now? What do you think God wants you to do about these? How does gratitude affect your heart? Why should you be “grateful for today” even if it is difficult?

What

God, What Else Does Your Word Say About This?
Gratitude is a theme throughout Scripture. The book of Ephesians says we should live, “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (5:20 ESV) The book of Psalms says, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalms 118:24). This choice to be grateful becomes an attitude that becomes an action that affects everything about us. ~ Since God made this day, what can you “be glad” about in it?

Worship

God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?
Thanksgiving isn’t just a holiday or a special event. God wants thanksgiving to be part of our hearts and lives every day, including today. He gives us days, and we give Him praise. That’s a pretty good trade-off, even during the hard times! ~ Let’s talk about some of the blessings we are grateful for in the circumstances we face today. Let’s thank God for these!
1 Thessalonians 5:18
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

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A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those God has Entrusted to You!

May your thankful heart affect everything about your attitude and actions today and every day, to the praise of God’s glory. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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