As November starts and we look toward Thanksgiving, it’s natural to think about being thankful. That’s the nature of the season, right? But you would likely agree there is no “season of thankfulness.” Or at least there shouldn’t be. Focusing on just a single day (or even a month) to be mindful of the great and small blessings in our lives falls a little flat because we know there are reasons to be thankful every day of the year.

Cultivating a lifestyle of thankfulness and gratitude throughout the year, while something we would all love to say we put a high value on, isn’t natural or easy for most of us. Rather than beat ourselves up or try to justify a lack of gratitude, what would it look like if you simply started practicing today? As this season comes and goes, you can establish a habit of thankfulness, a strengthened reflex to thank God for all that He has done and is doing in your life.

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Sometimes it’s helpful to have a guide when we’re trying to build a daily habit. The Bible App has hundreds of great devotionals and Bible Reading Plans. Here are four Plans focused on developing a thankful spirit:

Paul exhorts us, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances…” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). In all circumstances, in all seasons. Rejoice, pray, and give thanks.

Start today. What are you thankful for? Rejoice and come to God with thanksgiving. 

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