Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; Colossians 4:2
All of us have problems, situations, or issues in life that if we constantly dwelled on them would not allow us to have a thankful spirit. The enemy, Satan, wants us to dwell on negative stuff. Refuse to do that. Don't even let bad stuff enter your thinking.What do you have to be thankful for? Start making a list. A warm house. Good friends. Food to eat. Freedom. A Bible to read freely. Education. Go on and come up with your own unique list. This time of year brings 'forced merriment' but you can indeed decide to have a merry and thankful heart even if you do not'feel' like it.Get up each day with a smile and give God thanks for another day of life. Another day to shine His light. If you catch yourself becoming negative, stop right then and there and tell the enemy to get behind you. Take each day as it comes and be joyful.PRAYER: Indeed there is much to be thankful for and to celebrate not just this time of year but every day and every month. Help those people who struggle with finding joy or feel hopeless. Lead me to someone to share your love with. In Jesus' name. Amen.