I am taking a moment to breathe, sip my warm coffee, and have a heart of thankfulness, before the crazy hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving starts. In a few minutes I am going to be rushing, trying to get food cooked and people ready, but right now…I just want to sit and thank God for the blessings that he has giving me this year.
So as I sit on the deck of our unfinished cabin, I am very aware of how unbelievably blessed we are. God has worked so many wonderful miracles in my life and I am beyond thankful. As we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving today, most of us will reflect on our blessings and thank God for them. My prayer is that we will do that each day of the next year.
A Heart Of Gratitude
Thanksgiving, just like Christmas has turned into something that it was never meant to be. Thanksgiving started out, purely as a way to thank God for all of the provisions of the first year for the Pilgrims. They wanted to thank God for their survival and for the Indians help. So many out there celebrate this holiday for so many reasons, none of which are the real reason it was created. As we gather together for Thanksgiving this year, let us remember that we are celebrating the provision of God, the blessing that He has granted us for the past year. With the prayer that He will do so again in the coming year.
Give Thanks to God for Your Blessings
The Bible says, “But in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” ( Philippians 4:6). Even in times of worry or fear we should have a thankful heart. A heart of thankfulness can not also be a heart of anger or envy. You can not stay sad or depressed when you are listing all of the things God has blessed you with.
We have so much to be thankful for in this wonderful country. It is a country full of loving, caring people. There are a select few who would like us to believe that this country is a racist, women hating country. But it is not! There are so many good people in our country. We serve a wonderful and mighty God. He shows His love to each of us every day. We should then show other who Jesus is through our own actions.
It is very important that we know the true source of our success and blessings. “God alone is the source of my success, favor, and blessings.”~ Joseph Prince
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father…” ~ James 1:17
So before you rush through Thanksgiving and fly into the Christmas season, pause for a minute. Soak in the moment, give thanks and accept the peace of God.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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