November 2020: Being Thankful

I pray that you’ve found your light shining in dark places and hope is being found in new ways. Even if that new way is in you. This month, we are focusing on gratitude. Let’s put some gratitude in our attitudes and be thankful for all that the Lord has done and is doing in our lives.

**Note: You do not, unless you so desire, have to respond to this letter**

November: Being Thankful

Monthly Focus: Giving Thanks to God

Key Verses: Philippians 4:6; Psalm 107:1

Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Thanksgiving- The expression of gratitude, especially to God.

Gratitude – The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

All month long people around our nation are focusing on what they’re thankful for. It’s the time of the year where people are reflecting on the goodness of the Lord and His hand of blessing, protection, and favor in our lives.

‘Yeah, but what about me? My life isn’t perfect, and things aren’t going the way I want them to. My life looks nothing like I imagined, and I want things to be way better. Way different.’

You, my friend, have prime opportunity to be thankful. Because you’ve clearly identified everything your world isn’t and now you’ve made plenty space to be grateful for what it is. Are you alive? Did you eat today? Does your body still breath in and out without you having to think on it, or using machine assistance? Do your eyelids still blink in harmony for the protection of your eyes? Somebody somewhere gave you a skill no one can take from you; the ability to read! Is that the only one? What else are you blessed with?