1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Thank God it’s Friday! People say that all the time. But are they truly thanking GOD for the end of their work week? To declare such a statement implies: “I thank God for taking me through my work week, for getting me through by the power of His Spirit, by His love and with His tender care. Without God, I would have not made it through.” O, would not that be a wonderful thing to know when EVERYONE declares their thankfulness for Fridays, this is what they are saying!
But, sadly, this is most often not the case.
We’re thankful it’s over. We throw the name of God in the statement “as if” we were thanking Him for His divine blessings. But hardly a person casually pronouncing their gratitude truly means to thank God for their blessings at all. We say this often with bitterness in our hearts after enduring a gruelling week, feeling unappreciated, exhausted physically and mentally, and with dread for the following Monday to come.
Brothers and sisters, let us turn our attitude toward joy and thanksgiving! Instead, may we TRULY be thankful for our work. Even if the job is difficult, even if we are unappreciated, even if it pays much or little; may we be thankful to the One who provides it ALL! Let us be thankful for the opportunities, thankful for our hands that are able, thankful for our minds that are useful and thankful for another day to start again. Let us put some real meaning behind our proclamation of thankfulness for our Friday by truly considering to WHOM we are thankful, giving Him all of our praise and worship with a glad heart!
Psalm 100:4–5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.