New King James Version (NKJV)
Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
How many of us can really say we do give thanks in everything? I am ashamed to admit I don't but am trying to improve that! I think it would be a really blessed and wonderful day when I can have only thankful thoughts instead of why this or I need this or this would be wonderful but....Well you get the idea. I think I am going to really try harder to give my negative thoughts back to the one they belonged to Satan who is the father of lies,( these thoughts come from him and I am going to let him have them back because I no longer need or what them. I am going to replace them with thoughts from my Heavenly Father Jesus. I am going to replace fear, jealousy, shame, inadequate feelings and unforgiveness and all the negative energy I spend on these things with love, peace, forgiveness and joy ! Who is with me? I really believe the we need to practice these things in our hearts and with ourselves as well as with other people. I believe we would see a difference if not with others but definitely with us !