Thankful Thought of the Day:
Abounding in thanksgiving leads to a fulfilled life in Christ.
Scripture of the Day:
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
Abounding in thanksgiving leads to a fulfilled life in Christ. The word abounding is defined as exhibiting something in great quantity. I can just see it now. The word, “thank you” spoken every moment. But this is not exactly what Paul is writing about in this letter to the Colossians. We can become rote in our gratitude and platitudes can be insincere when they are spoken at a high frequency. In our humanness, we tend to just take for granted all that is before us and cultivating genuine gratitude and wonder over the little things would likely not feel very authentic.
Just like rote prayers do not impact the heart as much as prayers spoken in a passionate moment, abounding in thanksgiving comes from the heart, not just a habitual duty. It might take intentionality and reminders, but when we pause and take in what is surrounding us in the moment, God is able to reveal his incredible kindness so we can offer it back to Him in sincere praise.