1 Thessalonians 5:18…give thanks in everything

“It makes no difference where you go, there you are.
And it makes no difference what you have, there’s always more to want.
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.”  – Zig Ziglar

Giving Thanks in All Things Demands a Conscience Effort

James 1:17 CSB –  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows

Romans 1:21 CSB – For though they knew God, they did not glorify him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became worthless, and their senseless hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools 

Giving Thanks in EVERYTHING Demands Discipline—but it pays off

1 Thessalonians 5:18…give thanks in everything

Exodus 20:12 CSB – Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Proverbs 18:24 ESV – A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Psalm 28:7 CSB – The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.

Isaiah 41:10 NIV – So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.