November. The month of remembering to be thankful. Posting our thanks on our Facebook. It's all good. However, when it's only in November, it becomes trite. It's almost like, "Whatever...everyone is thankful this month." This is not how it should be! It's not how we make it. Not how we continue to breathe.
God gave us the formula. It's not just being thankful in November. It's the giving thanks is ALL things.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
It's so simple, yet I forget. And this giving of thanks is not just about the things as much as it is about Him.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4
With thanks. Why would I want to be anywhere but in His presence?
So today...just this. To keep breathing in grace, and breathing out thanks. With. Every. Breath. This is the only way to make it.