Listen to this devotion
In the Word
… give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
Of the Word
The Apostle Paul reminds us to … give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Christian men and women make thanksgiving to God a number one priority. We thank our Heavenly Father for all that He has done for us. We thank Him for food, clothing, shelter, family, and all that is needed to support this life here on earth. Most importantly, we thank Him for the gift of His Son Jesus who suffered, died, and rose again so that we might receive eternal life.
Children must be taught how to give thanks. They learn thanksgiving from parents who are thankful to God the Heavenly Father for all that they are and have. Thanksgiving = Thanks-living!
Stretch your faith-filled parenting: Lead a family prayer with each family member giving thanks for one spiritual blessing and one physical blessing.
Walking with my Lord
O Lord, I give thanks to You for all Your mercies. Bless me with the gift of thankful living in response to Your bountiful giving. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Faith-Filled Parenting. Authors: Rev. Larry and Shari Miller. 29/32 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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