Being thankful is about remembering what someone has done for you. God calls us to be thankful for what He has done for us. After the Hebrews left Egypt, the Lord called them to celebrate Passover each year to remember and give thanks for what God had done. Science tells us that thankfulness changes our brain for the better.
Who doesn’t want to be around people that are thankful? People that are thankful are more pleasant to work with, they are encouraging, and see things in a more positive light. When we are not thankful, we can take others for granted and become more self-centered. Thankless people are not the type of people we like to spend time with.
Exodus 12:14 “This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the Lord. This is a law for all time. 15 For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast. On the first day of the festival, remove every trace of yeast from your homes. Anyone who eats bread made with yeast during the seven days of the festival will be cut off from the community of Israel. 16 On the first day of the festival and again on the seventh day, all the people must observe an official day for holy assembly. No work of any kind may be done on these days except in the preparation of food. 17 “Celebrate this Festival of Unleavened Bread, for it will remind you that I brought your forces out of the land of Egypt on this very day. This festival will be a permanent law for you; celebrate this day from generation to generation.
Here are just four verses from the Bible about being thankful I find helpful in my own life.
- 1 Thess. 5:18 –Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 
- Psalm 107:1 –Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 
- Eph. 5:20 –And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
- James 1:17 – Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
Spend some time today praying and seeking the Lord. Remember what you are thankful for and how those experiences, things or people changed your life. I believe you do you will be amazed what the Lord brings to your heart.
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