Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Be Thankful - Involve Everyone in Saying Thank You!

A few days ago I wrote about being thankful. I said; "I have recently been giving thought to being thankful. I think far too often we sound like greedy, selfish children. We are quick to ask God for things, but do not spend much, if any, time thanking God. I wrote last Summer about planning a Prayer Walk in your ministry - perhaps now your Fall ministry has begun, it is time to plan a Thanksgiving Walk. Post specific answers to prayer in each area of your ministry and invite people in your church to walk through your children's ministry and spend time thanking God for the many ways He is answering prayer and blessing your ministry. End with a time of worship and corporate thanksgiving for an evening focused on being thankful!"

While I think having a "Thankfulness Walk" is a great idea, it may be more than you can put together at this time. Another way you can focus on being thankful - a simpler way - would be to ask your volunteers to email you something they are personally thankful for. Then, each week in your weekly communication, you could include the thing one person is thankful for so everyone can thank God together! This is simpler and keeps your focus on being thankful all year!

This is just another way you can be intentional about thanking God for His many blessings. What do you do to intentionally thank God?

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