Thankful and Content
It’s my hope you’re having a great holiday with your family and friends, and that you enjoy a lot of food and a lot of naps.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorites because we have traditions that our family looks forward to yearly.
First, we all get together and have amazing food. Followed by hanging out, watching football and laughing at something.
Second, Sumer, myself and our kids get our Christmas decorations out and get the house ready for Christmas. We do this while listening to classical holiday music. It’s a great time that makes memories and creates new ones too.
I hope you have traditions too and that these moments are great for you and your family.
There’s something about Thanksgiving that’s a biblical precedent in our lives.
This beyond our American holiday, as it speaks to God’s will in our lives. Being thankful does something in us and it does something through us that is Godly. Furthermore, I believe it can increase our health and peace.
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Notice the Bible says for us to be Thankful in all circumstances. That speaks to how important it is that we cultivate a thankful heart and attitude.
In fact, when we’re thankful we can be content. Contentment is peaceful, and fulfilled with where we are and what God has done in our lives.
Contentment is NOT contempt, compromise or giving up. It is the opposite!
It’s hopeful, thankful, and complete because what we have, where we are and who we have is enough and we’re at peace.
This is what GOD wants for us and when we have it, we’re better off.
“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.”1 Timothy 6:6
Notice in Christ, contentment is great wealth. This is the wealth we a want deep down because it’s not superficial, temporal or circumstantial. It’s eternal in Christ and it’s how we can live through Him.
Life if better when we’re thankful. Life is better when we’re content. This is where we’re in the moment, making memories and loving others.
When we’re unthankful, we look to the past or to the future as an escape and in the process we are missing the present. But life is too short to do this, which is just one reason why we must choose to be Thankful and content.
This is Godly, this is holy and this is possible through Jesus!
So, what are you thankful for?
I encourage you to make a list and let the praise of thanks flow through you and then watch how contentment stirs up within you.
I know for me, since Covid-19 I’ve intentionally worked on being thankful and being content with what God has done, what He is doing and what He will do.
Join me and let’s be thankful and content!
Happy Thanksgiving and the best is yet to come,