Thanksgiving is More Than a Holiday

Thanksgiving Day, as the name implies, is a national holiday in America during which we ought to give thanks for our many blessings. Millions are doing that around the country today, but mostly they will be eating way more than they should. The fact that food is so plenteous that we can so overindulge ourselves is proof that we have been blessed. Just think of the millions around the world to whom starvation is a way of life. I think it's great that we have a day set aside to emphasize the giving of thanks, and I love this holiday in all respects. I have so much to be thankful for. It is important, however, for those of us who belong to the Christian faith to remember that thanksgiving is more than a holiday; rather, it is a way of life. "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you," the Bible says (1 Thessalonians 5:18). I know that for some people reading this post, these are not the best of times. But notice that this verse says "in every thing," we should give thanks. Important--not for every thing, but in every thing. The crystal clear message in this verse is that God never intended for our giving of thanks to Him to be based on our circumstances. No matter where life finds us today, we don't have to look far for reasons to render thanksgiving to God. You see, when we have God on our side, our life is loaded with possibilities. Through Him, we are more than conquerors. As people of faith, we don't walk by sight but by our faith in our awesome God. So even in the darkest of times, we can offer Him genuine thanksgiving for the bright tomorrow before us. So let us live each day filled with the spirit of thanksgiving. Remember, this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us. I truly appreciate those of you who occasionally or regularly read my blog posts. I thank God for allowing me to be a part of your life in this way. My prayer for you is that you will have an awesome Thanksgiving holiday, and that heaven's best will be yours. 'Til next time. Frank King

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Likewise with you and your family, Brother Frank! Dave

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Tan Yeowhwa @silverpen ·

Brother Frank, yes ,well it's true that it's not the best time for some people in the midst of holiday celebrations who are in troubles, in sickness, in poverty or adversity. Yet we know that nothing on earth including what happen to us and our lives do not escape His attention and His care. :heart::flower:

May we rest in that fact and that knowledge that His eyes are constantly on us and constantly loving us inspite of it all. Thank God for that !

Thanks for sharing

Blessings always

From Hwa Silverpen

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