THANKFUL FOR THIS TIME!
The month of December is traditionally the month of thanksgiving in our church and this time around, I decided to do something slightly different in my approach to thanksgiving.
I personally have so much to be thankful to God about, but I chose to look daily at what I am most thankful for in the lives around me and I had loads of testimonies shared with me during this year. And that in itself as well as the testimonies in December to date made me look closely at the victories of this year. I realize there have been very many!
This recount got me thinking of how thankful I am for the pandemic! That sounds quite odd as the pandemic has changed so many things, disrupted plans, created uncertainties – yet it has created a lot of opportunities for thanksgiving. Now I know more than ever before that crisis creates opportunities.
There were many who started their businesses during this period and they are thriving, many got closer to God and made their bible study and church connection stronger. Some got closer to their spouses and children because we mostly spent time together within relatively confined spaces. It’s been interestingly eye opening how creative many of us could get and for that I am so grateful.
God’s word says
In all things, give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I am thankful for this time. Are you?
I implore you to be thankful for everything you have achieved or experienced this year. I also pray the Lord will open your eyes to see the things to be thankful for during this unprecedented year. Things that will make you look back at 2020 and just give praise because only God could have taken you through this year.
God is on your side!