Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
This verse has been on my heart each day of this November and Thanksgiving season. And while Thanksgiving and the Holidays are a time to reflect and be thankful, we truly are called to be thankful in all circumstances. Do not mis-interpret....in all circumstances not for all circumstances. As each year does, this year has brought some highs and some lows, but I truly have found that my heart wants to give thanks.
I'm working really hard at living in the moment, keeping my to-do lists put away until it's time to do. What I'm finding, is that, when I rejoice and pray and give thanks, the little moments with my little ones, become big moments. A book here, a song together there, a dance party right in the middle of the kitchen, a thought--heard and validated, a memory created. And when I didn't think it was even possible, I can feel my heart falling more in love with my God, my husband, my kids and my close family and friends. When we do give thanks in all circumstances, God gives us things to rejoice about. So let us give thanks, and rejoice!