November 29, 2012
Why do we hold our thanksgiving to God hostage to the most pressing need in our lives at the moment? We sometimes treat giving thanks to God as a receipt on completion of assigned duties, or as our contractual obligation to God for the fulfillment of agreed upon promises.
There have been a few things that took place recently in my family that were not at all hoped for, asked for, or expected, yet in the middle of them I simply found myself thanking God, when the outcome was still somewhat yet to be determined. What I found is that thanksgiving in the midst of the chaos and turmoil functions like a barrier against fear, anger, frustration and worry.
Thanksgiving is so much more than an exchange or a response, it is a weapon against the enemy of our souls.
I pray you are currently rejoicing and giving thanks for a host of great things that are currently going on in and around you, but if circumstances right now are not what you are hoping for, thanksgiving is more important now than ever. You need weapons.