Thanksgiving Challenge

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40 Day Thanksgiving and Joy Challenge

Thanksgiving is a chosen perspective and an essential spiritual discipline which, put into practice, will transform our lives. The challenge: for 40 days choose joy and thanksgiving. The 40 days begins November 21 and ends New Year’s Eve, December 31. During this time:
  • Memorize 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and repeat daily. I’d encourage you to repeat the verse several times throughout the day, beginning when you first awake in the morning, and ending when you lay down at night.
  • Continually give thanks and rejoice for who God is and for all he has done for us. “Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:4-5)
  • Begin or end every prayer you pray with heartfelt thanksgiving.
On New Year’s Eve discuss with your family how the Thanksgiving and Joy Challenge has impacted your life. If you live alone, discuss the impact with a friend or journal the impact before the Lord.