In Colossians Paul talks about specific areas in our lives that should create thankfulness within us. “15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:15-17 NLT
Paul teaches that we are to be thankful always for the peaceful living that is possible for us as brothers and sisters in Christ as we work together for the cause of Christ. Next, he reminds us that our worship should reflect our thankfulness to God. Lastly, Paul explains that we need to be thankful to God as we are able to speak as a representative of Christ because of His sacrifice for us.
One of the key elements in our thankfulness is the peaceful living in Christ we experience towards one another causing us to be thankful always. Singing praises to God creates in us a state of worshipful living in the presence of God causing us to have grateful hearts and because of Christ we can be His representatives living in and with Him causing us to give thanks through Him.
May the peace you experience this season of Thanksgiving with your brothers and sisters in Christ make you always thankful. May your times of worship be rich and fill your heart with gratefulness and may your times of sharing about Christ remind you that you speak for Him to others and cause you to give thanks though Him.
Thankful always for you -my brothers and sisters in Christ,