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In Everything Give Thanks (Coloring Page)

In Everything Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving literally a few days away, I thought 1 Thessalonians 5:18 would make a good theme for this week’s “Scripture Sunday” coloring page. The verse reads, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

In Everything Give Thanks (Free printable coloring page)
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That first phrase is sometimes translated “Give thanks in all things.” Sometimes, “Give thanks in every circumstance.” Certainly, there are times when we may not feel very thankful for the trials themselves. But we can still be thankful in the midst of them.

We can be thankful for God’s sustaining grace. For His faithfulness. For His presence and provision. We can be grateful for what He’ll use those hardships to accomplish. For the lessons He’ll teach. The character He’ll develop. The closeness He’ll foster. And the testimony He’ll inspire.

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I think this is what James had in mind when he tells us to “count it joy.”

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”(James 1:2-4)

That doesn’t mean being glutton for punishment. It simply means that, in the midst of every storm, we keep our eyes on the One who can calm it. We affirm His goodness, and trust Him to work all things together for our good (and growth!) and His glory.

I originally published this coloring page in my new devotional journal, in Count Your Blessings. It’s designed to help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude — not only in November, but every day of the year!

Count Your Blessing

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  1. Had a question..anyone know what happened to Mandy from biblical homemaking..I’ve been a follower for years and it seems everything has been removed on ALL her social media.

    1. Hi, Brittany. I can assure you that Mandy is still alive, well, happily married, and serving the Lord. If you would like to reach out to her, you may do so by writing mandy(at)biblicalhomemaking(dot)com. Thanks for your concern!

      1. I too, am so glad to hear Mandy is ok… I see that you gave the biblicalhomemaking.com to reach her…but nothing comes up… I would love to tell her how much I miss her posts and let her know how amazing it was to be spurred on to Jesus by her…I have searched online numerous ways and would love to let her know how much she meant to this mama!

        1. I forwarded you message to Mandy, Sherri. She was very touched by your kind words. Although her Biblical Homemaking blog has been shut down, she assures me the email associated with that blog is still working. If you wish to contact her directly, you may write mandy(at)biblicalhomemaking(dot)com. [Of course, you’ll need to replace those parenthetical words with the actual symbols. I’ve written it that way only to keep those pesky bots from gleaning her address and inundating her with spams].

    2. I wondered the exact same thing and have been looking everywhere to see of she’s ok! So glad to find that she’s ok. I love her and her ministry and miss “hearing ” from her!

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