Do you want to do God's will? The Bible says, "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:18). Many of my journalist colleagues have adopted the motto, "If you don't have anything good to say, let's hear it."


Thanking God for everything doesn't translate into a Pollyanna view of life. Christians who adopt heaven's view of life realize God is at work in every situation. Eyes of faith cause people of faith to give thanks in faith when they don't completely understand God's purposes in a situation.


Hannah, 7, offers a prayer of thanksgiving for her salvation: "Dear God: You saved me. You took away my sins. I love God."


Be thankful, and don't forget to pray for our country during these perilous times.


Inspire your children by reading this column with them and visiting the Kids Talk About God website at Bible quotations are from the New King James Version.