Monday, November 22, 2010


This is my favorite time of the year. I love Thanksgiving. Many years ago, I decided that I would take one day a week and make it a day of giving thanks to the Lord. I don't ask for anything on that day. I just spend it in reflecting on the goodness of God and His many blessings. It has been hard some weeks as things seem to come up that I need to ask for, but I don't, I just thank God for the situation and how He will work it out. I challenge others to try to do the same thing. I chose to make Tuesday as my day of thanks giving. It used to be Thursday, but that is my day for praying for the requests that were mentioned at church on Wednesday evening.
Thanksgiving needs to be more than just one day a week. It needs to actually be a daily event. The LORD is so good to us. He daily loads us with benefits. The fact that you are reading this is not just one blessing, but many. You are alive, you have eyes, you can read, you have access to a computer, you have electricity, you have air to breath, you have food to eat and drink to drink to be able to sustain you, and so much more.
God's Word is full of references to giving thanks to the Lord. One of my favorites is Ephesians 5:20, "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Sometimes it is hard to obey this verse, but just make yourself do it. It is amazing how much better you will feel about the situation.
So, Happy and Blessing Thanksgiving to one and all. I hope that you will begin to celebrate thanks giving every day.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post - we all need to be reminded how good God is and how truly blessed we are.