1 Thessalonians 5:17

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Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Dear Jesus,

On Thanksgiving Day I recount all the many blessings you have sent my way and I smile.  It's one day that I stop to count them.  It occurs to me that on every other day I can learn to smile too, if I will only count all my blessings from you.  The biggest is your grace that forgives and protects me from my sins and the evil one who wants to ruin me.  Then you add family, friends, my loving church, a government that protects freedom, and an economy that keeps rebounding.  Oh Lord Jesus, thank you for being my God and Savior and for giving me the privilege to share in life on your planet for a short while.  And thank you for promising that by grace when it is all done, I will enter the new world in heaven where no circumstances with challenge my thankfulness.  You are an amazing Savior. 


Pastor Don Patterson

Gratitude is the oil that makes our hearts run smoothly in all circumstances.