Give Thanks Outloud

By Elaine Baldwin | @elainehbaldwin

This week’s One Another Living Challenge is short and to the point.

Be thankful for the one another’s in your life, but that is not enough.

1. Tell God you are thankful for all His blessings, including those within your tribe.

Do this everyday and throughout the day. Remember the old hymn? “Count your blessings name them one by one.” It is vital to make note of God’s blessings because when we don’t, we take them for granted and eventually aren’t even thankful any more.

2. Tell your one another’s you are thankful for them.

You should do this as often as you can for the same reason’s as #1, but also because sincere thanks proclaimed to the one you are thankful for lifts them up and encourages them in ways beyond our imaginations. When we fail to give active thanks, everyone loses; including us.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad. Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.