The Call to Thankfulness is the devotion for today. It’s designed to help you dig into God’s Word, spend time with the One who created you, and let Jesus invade your life.
Bible Verse for Today
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Devotion for Today
The Call to Thankfulness
Imagine a gardener who cultivates a beautiful garden filled with vibrant, blooming flowers. Even when the weather is unfavorable, and the plants are not thriving as they should, the gardener doesn’t cease to care for them. Instead, she finds joy in the process of gardening itself, thankful for the opportunity to work with nature and contribute to life’s beauty.
In our spiritual journey, we’re called to be like that gardener—finding reasons to be thankful in all circumstances. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we’re encouraged to give thanks in every situation, for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.
Expressing gratitude isn’t about denying the difficulties we face. Rather, it’s about shifting our focus from our challenges to God’s goodness. It’s about recognizing His hand at work in our lives, even in the smallest ways, and acknowledging His love and grace that sustain us.
Developing a heart of gratitude not only brings us closer to God but also fills us with joy and peace. It reminds us of our blessings and helps us to maintain a positive outlook on life.
So, let’s respond to the call to thankfulness. Let’s develop a heart of gratitude, giving thanks in all circumstances and rejoicing in the goodness of our King.