Thanksgiving Day 2006

As I thought about making a Thanksgiving Day post I really wasn’t sure where to go with it.  I have so much to be thankful for, but it’s so much easier to look at all that I “want” that I don’t “have” rather than looking at all that I “have” that I don’t “need”.  Isn’t that the American way?  It’s beyond the American way it’s the sinful human way.  Poor me!  Isn’t it all about me?  No, we know better than that.  It’s a shame that it takes one national holiday called Thanksgiving Day to make us slow down, reflect and be thankful.  I know we’re all guilty of this at times or even all the time.  Forgive us, Lord.

So I don’t really have too much to say beyond the obvious of what is normally said.  I am going to attempt to challenge myself and make Thursdays into something like “Thankful Thursdays” or something like that.  This will make me reflect a little more frequently and put those thoughts of God’s grace on the forefront.  Because that’s what it’s really all about is God’s grace.  Whatever you think about Thanksgiving Day historically to currently if you are a Christian we should be thankful in all things all year round.  So I am just going to leave you with a few Scriptures to meditate on.  Take them, read them in context and meditate on them thanking the Lord for His loving grace.

1 Corinthians 1:4 I  always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Share your thankfulness and give someone else something real to be thankful about by sharing the Gospel this Thanksgiving Day. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mark

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1 Nathan White November 23, 2006 at 12:41 pm

Happy thanksgiving to you and your wife, Mark.

SDG,
Nathan

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