Why should we give thanks? Because that is what God told us to do. When should we give thanks? In everything. That means in the good times, the bad times and the in between times. Whatever happens in our lives we need to thank God. I call it having an attitude of gratitude.
I'm thankful first of all that God saved me. As a 12 year old boy I understood that God loved me and sent HIS only Son to die to pay for all of my sins. If I would put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the one who died and rose again for me then I could KNOW that I had eternal life.
I'm thankful that God called me into the gospel ministry. When I was 16 years old I told God that I would go where HE wanted me to go, do what HE wanted me to do and be what HE wanted me to be. That has taken me to 7 states and numerous churches preaching Christ.
I'm thankful for my church family. At this point in my life I couldn't ask God for a better church family. It is a delight for me to serve the Lord in and through Calvary Baptist Church.
Finally I'm thankful for my family. God has blessed me with the best wife, she is my best friend and faithful companion. She completes me. I'm also thankful for my grown children and most of all my grandchildren. I'm also thankful to be part of the "Satterwhite" clan and to be in the family business of serving the Lord.
What are you thankful for today?