Thankful Thursday - 86,400 Thank You's

Thankful Thursday 9.3.15 - 86,400 Thank You's

Happy Thursday friends! I hope your week has been awesome thus far, but even if it hasn't, I want to encourage you today. The truth is, today alone, we have 86,400 reasons to say thank you! The issue is, we don't always recognize why. You see, there are 86,400 seconds in a day. Every second that God gives us on this big round ball that we call earth is a blessing.

Now, if you find yourself going through a difficult season today, you might struggle with the thought that every second is a blessing. We will all face storms in life, but if we are still breathing, then we have the opportunity to see God move in our situation. A lot of people want to see miracles happen, but nobody really wants to be in the situation where they need one.

Every second that we are blessed with is an opportunity to love somebody more. Every second that we are blessed with is another opportunity to make someone's life better! Regardless of what you may be facing today, we all have reasons to be thankful. There was a man named Paul, who was a follower of Jesus, that really challenged us when he wrote these words:

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Giving thanks in all circumstances is not always easy, but if we would change our perspective, it could change our life! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, and don't forget to share something that you are thankful for today!

-jimmy akers

(Some of this blog post content came from the message, When Hope Echoes - 8.30.15. If you want to listen to the entire message, click HERE.)

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