Colossians 3:15 says “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” This phrase is an imperative, meaning it is a demand from Christ. To be thankful is to be grateful and mindful of favors. You cannot be thankful without thinking about what you are thankful for and who you are thankful to. It’s hard to be thankful when you are not focused on the things of Christ. It’s easy to be thankful when we see things from God’s perspective instead of our own humanistic perspectives Being thankful should not be something that we do, it should be something that we are. We have to turn our momentary thanksgiving to long-lasting thanksliving!