FROM THE DIRECTOR'S DESK ~
Being thankful is a choice. We must dwell on the good things in our lives and away from the disappoints, mistakes, failures, and heartaches that try to hold our focus. We need to make a conscious effort to choose to be thankful. It’s not that we are pretending that bad things have not happened to us; we’re simply obeying the Lord as we focus on the good and display an attitude of thanksgiving. Paul said, “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Paul’s words could not be any more direct or clearer! God wants us all to give thanks – not be resentful, not be ungrateful, not be discouraged, but thankful. When we consider all the terrible things that could have come about in our lives but didn’t, we can find many reasons to be grateful. God has spared us from so much – and it is His will that we maintain a consistent, thankful attitude for the goodness that He has shown to us all.
We should be encouraged to make the decision today to start purposefully focusing on the good things God has done in our lives. Even if we think life has been tough, we can be assured that it has not been as tough as it could have been. God has been good to all of us. The best thing we can do when someone asks us how we are doing, instead of saying “I’m good or I’m fine”, respond by saying “I’m thankful!” This conscious verbal response will not only change our attitude, but it also transforms the environment around us. This
practice will change the way that we see our lives and how we relate to others.
Joseph’s Storehouse Board of Directors and staff want to express our thankfulness and gratitude for those of you who have volunteered, prayed, or given financially to this ministry. It would be impossible for us meet the needs of so many without your commitment and support. ~ God’s blessings, protection and favor to all.