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This Thanksgiving season learn how to live a life of gratitude.
One area of life that everyone could use improvement is in the Spirit of Thanksgiving. One of the most important truths that are easily forgotten is the power of thanksgiving. Every time you take yourself away into worry and anxiety, you began to lose the presence of God. I want to challenge you when you don’t feel the presence of God; when the worries of this life and the day to day activities cloud your mind and your memory, all you have to do is pull yourself back for a moment and begin to give thanks. Begin to thank God for your life, thank God for the day, thank God for your friends, thank God for His blessings, thank God for your good health and every time you begin to thank God the presence of God begins to build up with in you. The interesting thing is that it is not automatic. No matter how mature you are in the faith, you have to train yourself to give thanks. There are three vital areas that you need to learn how to give thanks.
Life is extremely loud and filled with so much commotion. Distractions, detours, sirens and perpetual noise fill your life. It is difficult to separate the sounds and differentiate between what is important and necessary and what is indifferent and meaningless. Far too many lack the spiritual ability to discern. At times, you wish you had a pause button. The frantic pace of modern life has you moving in fast-forward much of the time. When and where do you find quietness and solace from a loud and obnoxious world? Donald Whitney wrote, “There is something transforming about silence and solitude. Moses and Paul were both transformed through years in virtual isolation. And while it would be neither right nor desirable to be cloistered from our God-given responsibilities involving other people, there are many biblical reasons for making the disciplines of solitude and silence a priority in your life.” When is the last time you made time for quietness?