Thankfulness doesn’t just appear on the scene all on its own. Some days it is easier than others to be thankful.
Thankfulness requires work. It must be cultivated.
Our goal, from our Master Jesus, is to thank God every step of the way. Everything is done in the name Jesus and every thought has thanks at its root.
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of the Messiah—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.