Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

What if thanksgiving was a lifestyle, a daily habit, instead of being reserved for special occasions? Maybe this is already your practice; your prayers regularly overflow with thanksgiving for who God is and how He is at work, and your conversations with family, friends, and co-workers are liberally sprinkled with “thank you” and “what a blessing you are!” Maybe you have already learned how to thank God in the hard times, when giving thanks is a sacrifice and an expression of trust in God. Let thankfulness characterize your life today and every day.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. —Psalm 107:1

Prayer: Lord, You are good, and Your love endures forever. May each breath we take today be a reminder that we live and lead because of Your calling and power. As we breathe out, may our words exalt You and honor those around us. May thanksgiving shape us into people who increasingly lead like Jesus, in whose name we pray, amen.