1 Thessalonians 5:18 commands us to give thanks in everything; for this is the will of God. It is easy to give thanks when life is running smooth. However, the command is not to give thanks only when things are easy. But, we are to give thanks in everything. We can celebrate thanksgiving in times of joy and in times of pain. We can celebrate thanksgiving at the mountain top and through the dark valley. Use this powerful mini-movie to grow your congregation’s understanding of Thanksgiving. God’s ways are higher than our ways. We may not always understand. But, we can choose to be thankful to our Heavenly Father in everything.
It can be difficult to offer thanksgiving to God when all we see are hardships in our life. But, we can be sure that God is working for our good during these times. Each of us should strive for the kind of character and spiritual maturity that offers thanksgiving to God, even in the midst of difficulties. Encourage your congregation to lift up thanksgiving to God in and through all things, not just the good times. This thought-provoking video will compliment your thanksgiving message or work well when you are preaching about hardships and difficulties in life.