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11:46 AM   [03 Nov 2012 | Saturday]

What is Thanksgiving, Anyway?

Most people think of Thanksgiving as a holiday filled with family gatherings, turkey dinners, football games and parades. But, while these are fun Thanksgiving Day festivities, true thanksgiving is more than an annual holiday celebration.

True thanksgiving is really a spirit of gratitude to God. This spirit of gratitude is reiterated in the Bible time and again:

1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with Thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures.

Understand that God doesn't merely want us to be thankful to Him for all the good things He's done for us in our lives. Rather, He commands us to be thankful for them!

So I think that, as Christians, we should strive to celebrate "Thanksgiving" every day. One way we can do this is by keeping a gratitude journal and recording the good things God does for us on a daily basis. Another thing we can do is to use our prayer time not to ask God for the things our hearts desire but to praise Him for all of the good things He's already given us.

In the spirit of thanksgiving, I'm grateful to God for the supportive Christian community here at true2ourselves, especially for my loyal blog readers-many of whom I'm proud to call friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Saul | Sun Nov 04, 2012, 08:11

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 Well said and very true! Recently, I had a stomach virus. I had felt it in the evening, the next day I was supposed to go to the homeless shelter, to help them. When I woke up, I was still extremely ill. I still woke up with gratitude to the Father. I thanked and praised God during my prayer time, by 11 o'clock I was healed and went to the shelter. All to the Glory of God. There is Power in Thankfulness as with everything that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is involved in.


 
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