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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How to Give Thanks in a Thankless Changing World

This year has been a whirl wind of change and lately I've been known to just sit and stare and wonder.......
How do you give thanks in a thankless changing world? How do you show gratitude when hearts turn and people seem to be growing cold? How do you give thanks when people are leaving behind everything they've ever known?

It's simple and yet often gets over looked and buried by other things........

It gets buried by hurt and anger. And thoughts of us knowing how to fix things, because at times we really know the answers.........don't we?

It get's pushed aside by control and is blinded by the need to have power over situations that we have no power over.

And yet we struggle, tug and pull at the very things we were never meant to fight........on our own.

Giving thanks is accepting the people, places, and things we can not change and loving the fact that God has the power to change it all. Giving thanks is giving it all up......control, anger, hurt, fear and exchanging it for love.

Because really, LOVE is the answer to all the hurt and confusion in this world......It has the power to be patient and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres.

How do we give thanks in a thankless changing world?

We allow God to do the changing and the moving. We allow God to fight the battles. WE give God control......And all of this while we learn to love unconditionally, because isn't that how He loves us? And isn't that the best way to give thanks?

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