We are told in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to give thanks in everything. When we endure hard times- we need to give thanks. This is why we sang Desert Song last night. I love the theme of this song about how no matter what we are going through in life- we have to bring praise and acknowledge that God is sovereign and in control, and most importantly that He loves us through it.
I asked the students to enter into a time of prayer and consider these four things to ask God, which we need to pray each and every day.
1) Ask God to reveal to you what you need to be thankful for
2) Ask God to give you a thankful attitude and heart
3) Ask God to give you a greater love and appreciation of Him
4) Ask God to show you how blessed you are
I then had the students write down on a card the things that they are thankful for. I urge you to do the same as well. Think about what you're thankful for and share it with others. I'll be posting my list soon.