the joy project november 26

It is easy to give God thanks during good days and when prayers are answered “our way”; yet giving thanks during the mundane and disappointing days can be much harder. I am challenged to give thanks even when I am hurting, to give thanks when things don’t go as planned, and to give thanks through the ordinary days.I don’t ever want to take the mundane for granted, but sometimes I do. Time spent with my family, time to serve and love you all, is a blessing that I want to recognize daily. I realize that I often let disappointments and frustrations, become louder than my thankfulness. I am realizing how deeply I want a life that is not centered on me and my desires, but a life centered on God and His desires. This way of living is not always easy, but so essential as we humble ourselves before Him.

I want Thanksgiving to be a way we live within our home every day of the year. I want gratitude to overflow from our hearts always.

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18