“Give thanks in all circumstances” seems impossible, even to me. When God said create art, keep your house and go where I send you, I was skeptical. For this responsible and independent person, it wasn’t just a leap of faith but also fear, doubt and uncertainty with income dropping over 75% and questioning my ability.
Many assume my art brings enough income….NO. A few months I had enough for the next bills. After two years of this, I felt God saying to cash out 401k, shrunk as it was, and give much of it away. I did, with thankfulness because I love helping others. Jesus gave it all, suffered much and I want to follow His example AND do it with thankfulness.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thes 5:16-19
When we are at the end of our self-sufficiency then we can really see Christ’s sufficiency. May you have a thanksgiving that transforms. May it carry through to everyday…even when life’s difficulties come your way.