“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
–1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Bible talks a lot about thanksgiving- like the act of giving thanks, not the holiday. Actually, we are commanded to give thanks- for ALL things, in ALL circumstances. But the very nature of our lives poses a question: how do we give thanks when things are dark and ugly?
“While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things, because He knows that the feeling of joy begins in the action of thanksgiving.” –Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts, p. 76
Join me on Wednesday nights for a study on One Thousand Gifts, a book by Ann Voskamp. Together we're going to look at what it means to give thanks, why we give thanks, how to give thanks, and the spiritual benefits of giving thanks. We'll be peeping in on and how the simple acts of recognizing the gifts in our lives and offering thanks to God for those can breathe peace, purpose, joy, and beauty into all areas of our lives- the easy and the difficult.
And the best thing about small groups is that we're not just going to talk about it, we're going to do it! Together! Counting gifts and digging deep to cultivate a posture of gratitude in our lives.
I’m super excited to be leading this study and I would absolutely love it if you would join me! I like to bake a lot so I promise that this midweek will come with good company, good content, and good snacks!
I’ll be throwing a kickin’ Preview Party TONIGHT, February 6th, at 7 pm and would love for you to join me! Check out our Table Group for more details and updated information: http://mercyhouse.tableproject.org/group/a134245f0
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. Hope to see you there!