Wednesday, November 23, 2011

thanksgiving

Psalm 136:3 NLT

Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.

 

Thanksgiving is a holiday that few people outside of the United States celebrate.  The day finds it's roots in the founding of our nation and the friendships that formed between those who came to America and those who were already here.

 

For years people have been pictured sharing a meal together.  Everyone had a smile and a plate full of food which is great to be thankful over.  But there are so many more things to be thankful for, to tell others about and simply to celebrate the blessings, the relationships and all the stuff that seems to come into our lives.

 

Yet thankfulness has much more to do with our relationship with God than with our plates being full of food or our relationships with other people.  In fact, we will be more grateful for life and blessings if we are rightly connected to God.  When our relationship is right with Him, our relationship will be right with others.  When we praise and worship God, thanksgiving becomes a way of life.

 

The people we are and are around seem to be selfish.  Selfishness is an epidemic here in America and in our homes.  Unless we live a life of gratitude and teach our children to be grateful we will miss so many of the blessings that God sends our way.

 

Look at the ways that God has blessed you.  See the people He has brought into your life and the gifts or talents He has given you to serve with.  You and I are blessed.  I'm grateful for each of those blessings.  I am also grateful for you, the person reading this post.  May God bless you and build into you and me a heart of thanksgiving.

 

May God bless your celebration and help you be a blessing to others!

 

Colossians 3:17 NLT

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

 

1 Chronicles 16:8 NLT

Give thanks to the LORD and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.

1 comment:

Jeff Schicke said...

I know I so often take what I have for granted. Being a visual person, those things which catch my eye also grab my attention. I pray I & others can always remember to see the hand of God in loved ones, things, etc.

pray for your children

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