Happy Thanksgiving and praise the Lord for He is good. Why should we be thankful for? When reflecting our own lives and been able to praise the Lord even in adversities. This is the time of the year that we should show our appreciation for what we have, who we are, and everything we were blessed with.
Thanksgiving is here once again and when we look back we have so much to be thankful for, but sometimes we don’t realize it how blessed we are.
Some of us can praise and enjoy times like these. But others, for some reason or other, have a hard time to being thankful when their lives are not going according to ‘plan’ and may even be in disarray.
However, looking at the Scripture, we’ll can see why we should praise the Lord and be thankful – even when our plans don’t go the way we wanted them to.
When the Pilgrims first came to America, they were so thankful for being able to survive the harsh winter that they celebrated and shared their harvest with others. We should do the same. We should show others that God is our source of thankfulness and happiness.
If we compare ourselves to how little the Pilgrims had, certainly in a material context, we should be more thankful than they ever were. They had so little compared to what we have, but were always thankful for being able to survive a harsh environment. Today, our society is so focussed on materialism that we can forget to be thankful, when we have so much, not only in comparison to our forefathers, but in comparison to the rest of the world.
Thanksgiving in the past was a Christian tradition. Sadly, now it is seen by many as just a holiday to eat turkey and visit with relatives (and, go shopping). We should be focusing our celebration on the One Who makes all things possible. And, we Christians need to realize that praising the Lord should come naturally.
Every Day Has A Reason To Be A Happy Thanksgiving
We shouldn’t wait for just one day of the year to be thankful for what we have or who we are. We should give thanks to our Creator and how much we’ve been blessed, beyond our worth, every single day of our lives. The One Who gives us such blessings is worthy of our daily praises.
When reading the Bible, we see many verses that teach us to be joyful and thankful for what God has done in our lives.
God’s goodness and blessing are abundant and present all around us. We just need to take the time to thank Him for everything He has given to us. We should make this a daily action.
Giving thanks shows us that we can count on God for blessings and that we’re not the source of goodness. He is. Everything we have and take for granted was given to us by Him.
In this time of Thanksgiving, remember that life is never about what we planned. It’s about loving God, who is always with us and for us. Nothing that the world throws at us is going to affect God’s love for each and every one of us. His blessings are in accordance with to His goodness. Focussing on the material is a distraction. It’s just stuff, after all! Let’s be thankful for being saved by His grace, for ourselves, our families, our nation, and so much more.
Thanksgiving is a special moment that we can make part of our daily lives. Praising God for His goodness will turn us into more joyful Christians. That won’t go unnoticed by those around us. We are living testimony of Him.
Let’s make this an opportunity to lead others to Christ. And, be thankful for who you are in Jesus.
So, happy Thanksgiving and enjoy this amazing time that the Lord has given us, not just the celebration of His good things, but also family and friends.
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