Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ~ KJV
Thank You for It All - Marvin Sapp
Thank You Lord (For All You’ve Done) - Walter Hawkins
Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving - GMWA
We are the sum total of our experiences. The good, the bad, AND the ugly things that we’ve encountered in this life helped to shape us into the people we are today. One of my favorite scriptures is Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives”(NIV).
Like Joseph, I believe God has, is, and will use everything I’ve gone through for my good and God’s glory! And like Marvin Sapp, I thank God for it all because I know that if I did not have those experiences, I would not be as wise or mature or prayerful or grateful as I am today.
Think about your life up to this point. Give thanks for the people, things, and/or experiences that have made you into the person you have become. In your journal, list as many of them as you can, creating columns if needed!