Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT
Many of us have heard this phrase before whether in our childhood or we ourselves have said it to children when something was done for them that was unexpected or undeserved.
It’s something about saying thank you that causes us to recognize that someone had a choice; they didn’t have to do something in the way that they did or the time that they did it. They didn’t have to bless you like they did! They didn’t have to call you when they did ! But whenever they did, someone always said ” did u at least say thank you “?
We are in a season where people have taken on a posture that God is supposed to do things on their behalf all the time! It’s as if God is their personal butler! People have become Kingdom brats!
In other words… He’s supposed to heal our bodies, He’s supposed to put food on our table and clothes on our back. He’s supposed to get us out of the trouble we’ve gotten ourselves into! After all, He’s our butler! All of this, on our command!
But this text says be thankful in all circumstances. If He doesn’t do anything else, He’s done enough! We should still thank Him for what we have and for what He’s done already!
Just because you say thank you on Sunday doesn’t mean that blessings are going to overtake you on Monday!
No matter what, God is going to always be faithful to His word!
Saying thank you acknowledges our dependence on Him. Saying thank you, reminds us, that we can do nothing without Him. Saying thank you is humbling.
Did you at least say thank you today?