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.
What I love most about Thanksgiving is that we can all be together for no other reason than to just give God a glorious shout out of thanks and praise for ALL He does for us!
I have found this principle to be true: It is not happy people who are thankful—it is thankful people who are happy.
When Jesus encountered the ten lepers on his way to Jerusalem, all ten asked to be healed. All ten obeyed Jesus' command to go show themselves to the priests. However, only one returned to thank Jesus.
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.