Daily Devotion - Thanksgiving
Just as many enlist the help of an advent wreath to prepare for the celebration of Jesus' birth in December, you might want to focus on thanks-giving this November by following these simple tips.
Frustration and anger make bad situations worse. Giving thanks in the midst of a problem aligns our hearts with God's.
At Thanksgiving do we remember to thank God for those who have blessed our lives? Do we put into action the verse that tells us we ought to love others?
God loves to hear us. He takes great pleasure in receiving our thanks and our love.
Thankfulness is not a once a year novelty. It’s not to be put on once a year like our reindeer holiday sweater!
"Tanks" is perhaps my favorite childhood mispronunciation. At a young age my son appeared so excited and appreciative of everything, especially time spent with him. My boy still says thanks but not with the same enthusiasm.
We are like the pilgrims and this world is not our final destination. Let's be thankful for God's love!
Every year most of us say we will have a change of heart and be more loving and giving. Now it's time! We must humble ourselves to the reality that "it's not all about me" and adopt a new attitude.
Jesus Christ makes a place for all of us at his table. Who can you invite to your Thanksgiving feast?
“Somebody ate my pumpkin pie!” Conversation stopped and heads turned. Our Egyptian friend Hassan pointed to the end of the dining room table. “It was right there, and now it's gone!”
How about this Thanksgiving, we truly “give thanks” for our family members…as they are! And we learn to look past each other’s faults, as we ask God for hearts of compassion one toward another, he then opens our eyes to the unique worth of each person.
My young son had the faith to pour his little heart out to God in thanksgiving, for even the smallest treasures, and now could rest secure in the love of the Father. I wondered why I often fail to do the same.
For those of us who think thanksgiving is optional, this gospel story shows how very important it is to Jesus that we take time to give thanks.