Today I am thankful for many things: My Creator, Jesus, the cross, my husband, children, family, best friends, a house, heat, water, food to eat, always enough to get by, generosity of others, ability to move and think, homeschool, religious freedom, my church family and church, every blessing that is poured out on me and every trial that I am given as well.
As Christians we are commanded to be in Thanksgiving every day through all things. As you gather together today with your families to give thanks, I pray that you have a blessed wonderful day. But, when this day ends, I pray that you will continue to give thanks in everything, everyday. Help those around you who may not feel they have much to be thankful for and never stop preaching the gospel to those who desperately need it. That is what we’re called to do:)
“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” ~Ephesians 5:17-21
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~Colossians 3:15-17
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
There are many other scriptures concerning Thanksgiving – these are just a few of my favorites.
So, from our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!