Cultivate Thankfulness

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Colossians 3:17 / The Message (MSG)

15-17Let 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 Christ—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.

Cultivate: To prepare; to foster the growth of

What has the run of your house? The word of Christ, the love of Christ, or complaining and negativity? Are the things you do and say done in the name of Jesus with a thankful heart? Do you instruct and direct each other using good common sense or just pride and emotion? Cultivate an atmosphere of thankfulness this holiday season! Focus on the positive!