Do you ever have days when you just don't feel like being thankful? Of course, we ALL do! Yet God's word is clear that in Everything we are to give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 AMP "Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]." This is a big command God is giving us. "Does He not know what I am going through", one might ask. Yes He does.
He knows more than what we are going through. He knows how it is going to turn out. He knows the beginning from the end. AND He knows that our mouth is connected directly to our mind and our heart controls our emotions. When we begin to speak out of our mouth thanksgiving for ALL God has done instead of the problem we are going through at the moment, our mind is filled with good thoughts and our heart gets happy!
So today no matter how you are feeling take 5 minutes and give Him praise!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtxmSAqMtDA