Grace Day

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always!
Pray constantly.
Give thanks in everything,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
-1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Gratitude is not just an emotion. Rejoicing is not a passive pursuit. The Bible instructs us to declare God’s goodness in every circumstance! We are to pray, seek, and give thanks with an expectant, joyful heart. THIS is God’s will for us.

His love for you is steadfast, no matter the path you’re walking.
His promises hold fast, even when your world is crumbling.
In everything, He is good. In everything give thanks.

Gratitude List

Let’s actively thank our good God today.

I will give thanks in…

  1. this joyful thing:
  2. this suffering:
  3. this certainty:
  4. this stress:
  5. this injustice:
  6. this sorrow:
  7. this plenty:
  8. this want:
  9. this wandering:
  10. this waiting:

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  1. Chelsea Schneider says:

    Thank you, God, for your goodness in my life, in every season and in every circumstance. Your steadfastness amazes me! In a world that is always changing, full unknowns and uncertainties, YOU are the Rock that I cling to – the Rock that never changes. No matter what my circumstances are, I know that I have no need or want because I am in Christ. Oh Lord, how great is your mercy towards me!

  2. Jessica Thomas says:

    I did this exercise and was pleasantly surprised by what I had written. It challenged me to really think about it and thank you for making me do it!

  3. Leona Murray says:

    This is beautiful. Amen x

  4. Amory Nelson says:

    Thank you lord for the good and bad when I don’t even when I don’t understand what’s happening to me. I thank you

  5. Jackie Smith says:

    Thank you Lord for challenges I am facing that push me to evaluate myself and grow. I know I’m loved because I’m pushed!

  6. Cee Gee says:

    SARAH D – that’s awesome!

  7. Cee Gee says:


    HEIDI – What a teachable moment for your daughter! (If you’re like me you will see a message in it for you, too!) Continued prayers for you as you finish this term and adding prayer for your daughter. Our son dreamed of playing college baseball, but a medical issue got in the way. He now is having a blast coaching his son.

  8. Searching says:

    SUE DALOS – I’m also thankful when I have quiet time early in the mornings! And I usually do – but not this week.

    SARAH D – thank you for the praise report! Will be praying for you.

    HEIDI – praying for your daughter, and for gymnastics to ultimately turn out according to God’s will. Wise words of advice you gave her. Praying that her trust and faith are strengthened through this trial, and for the protection a “no” may provide as things are not always what we think.
    Continuing to pray for your victory over the tasks to complete.

    CEE GEE – that’s one of my favorite verses. I do a bit of selling online and include that scripture reference in each listing.