A Month of Giving Thanks

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

Join us in November for a month of giving thanks!

We wanted to share a few resources below to encourage you in your journey of giving thanks to the Lord! Our prayer is that the sacrifice of thanks in our lives would go way beyond the month of November.

  • 1,000 Gifts: A Dare to live fully right where

    you are- Ann Voskamp

    In 1,ooo Gifts, Ann invites you to discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of becoming present to God that brings you deep and lasting joy. It's only in the expression of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others.

    You can find additional resources on Ann's blog.

    Take the Joy Dare.

  • Desiring God

    Most people in the world have no experience of deep and abiding joy. Even though it is something we all desperately long for, the assurance that true happiness can be known- fully and forever- is a hope that billions of people live everyday without. This is a tragedy.

    Desiring God is on a mission to change that.

    We aim to help people everywhere embrace a profound truth that changes everything about life and eternity:

    You were created for something greater than yourself. You were formed for something awesome and magnificent.

    You were made to know glory- God's glory. and the deepest longing of the human heart can be fully satisfied in pursuing that glory. In fact, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

    The Topic of Gratitude.

  • Revive our hearts

  • Give thanks until you become thanks

    "Even when our emotions don't want to worship, we can still use our will because giving thanks is an act of the will... give yourself to it."

    Podcast by Graham Cooke

  • Giving Thanks Quotes

    "God says to give thanks in everything. That doesn't mean you need to give thanks FOR everything. You don't need to give thanks FOR that bad day. Or FOR that bad relationship. Or being passed over at work. Financial hardship. Whatever it is- you are not to give thanks FOR the difficulties, but rather IN the difficulties. That is a very important distinction, and one I think we often miss. Giving thanks IN everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use them, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory." - Tony Evans

    "In happy moments, PRAISE GOD. In difficult moments, SEEK GOD. In quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. In painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD." -Rick Warren

    "It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!" -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    "Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it." -A.W. Tozer

    "God is in control, and therefore in EVERYTHING I can give thanks- not because of the situation but because of the One Who directs and rules over it." -Kay Arthur

    "When we choose thankful prayer over wallowing in anxiety and worry, we are demonstrating an unwavering trust in God." -Priscilla Shirer

    "Gratitude is a decision of the will, and if a decision of the will, the choice resides squarely with us. Deciding to be thankful is no easy task. It takes work." -Chuck Swindoll

    "'Gratitude' comes from the same word as freedom (gratis=free). Gratitude is the freeing expression of a free heart toward One Who freely gave." -Ravi Zacharias

    "If there was ever a secret for unleashing God's powerful peace in a situation, it's developing a heart of true thanksgiving." -Lysa Terkeurst