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Giving thanks in all circumstances

This past Sunday we celebrated our 140th anniversary at Charlton Kings Baptist Church. Wow what an amazing history we have and what amazing people have gone before us and worked hard so we can enjoy the church that we have today. It's incredibly and so easy to take for granted what we have today without realising that many have paid the price so that we can have all that we do.

The message by Revd Dr Nigel Scotland was on thankfulness and it was a powerful reminder of a very important foundational principle of our faith and that is plain and simply to give thanks in all circumstances. What really stood out for me what that he said that we don't have to and can't always give thanks for all circumstances but we can always give thanks in every circumstance. What a powerful thing to remember.

Nigel went on to remind us that to give thanks is to be in God's will and not to is to be outside of His will.  How many times do we beg God to tell us His will and spend hours seeking Him for His will but really it is quite simple.


"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
 - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

How simple is that? To give thanks in everything is God's will. The word thanks here is from the Greek eucharisteō which directly translated means to be grateful. It's no big mystery, there is nothing nicer than someone who is grateful and God loves it too.

So, how about we connect as often as possible on our Facebook page and share what we are grateful about? I would love you to join me at the end of every day before we settle down for the night, to share what we are grateful for that day and fall asleep meditating on how grateful we are. Come over and connect with us at www.facebook.com/KingsDaughtersUK or twitter.com/_kingsdaughters  using #dailygratitude at #kingsdaughters and leave a comment below about what you are most grateful for right now.

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