During this Thanksgiving Day, let us remain grateful for the life we enjoy everyday. No matter where we are in our lives right now, we all have something to be grateful for.
Psalm 100:4, 5
Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good: His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
What a wonderful portion of scripture, and how true it is. If anyone deserves our appreciation, it is the Lord. God’ mercy truly is everlasting. Can you imagine if God were to hold something against us; all he would have to do is cut off the oxygen to those who do not acknowledge Him and give it to those who do. If anyone has a right to repay evil for evil, it is God. But, is that the case, no! Our God is a loving, caring Father. His goal is always to give life and life more abundantly.
I do not think the last week of November to be the only time we say “thank you” to the Lord. If we practice this heart of appreciation everyday, we would increase in every area of our lives. God is life, and it is His desire for us to experience the life He has blessed us with. Our God is unselfish, and His motive is that of love. As we look to the manual for our lives, the Bible, it is not written merely to dictate to us what our Father thinks is best for us, but for us to be able to experience what the best is for us.
Our God is a good God, and we should acknowledge Him by simply saying, what is a courtesy, manners, proper, to the One that has blessed us with life itself, to say “Thank You Lord”, not as a cliche, but as a heart felt appreciation for who He is to us.
Thankfulness is the release of our appreciation to those who have invested into our lives. In John 15:13 Jesus states that greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. This is an awesome verse, and explains to us the investment that God has sown into our lives. He has invested the greatest possible commodity that anyone could ever give; the blood or life of another person. We have access to the presence of the Lord because of the life that was given on our behalf.
Let us take the time to be “Thankful” to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as we celebrate with our family and friends, and express our love to Him, enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.