Thanksgiving

Posted: 11/23/2010 in Devotion
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Have you ever thought to yourself, why is there  only one day out of the year for us to give thanks? Like me, most would say they don’t know. The Bible continously tells us to be thankful. It never says that we are to be thankful on one day.

Psalm 100: 4 says this: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless name.”

Col 3:17 says this, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

We are also to thanks to God. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God contiually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks his name.

We tend to forget that there is one that deserves our thanks always. We leave him out, when we do give thanks. God is more than worthy of our thanks for what he has done for us. Jesus is more than worthy of our thanks for taking our punishment. The Holy Spirit is more than worthy of our thanks for helping and guiding us. We forget these three because of family and friends that we celebrate with  at this time of the year.

Now don’t get me wrong, we have a lot of things to be thankful for down here as well. Thankful for those same family and friends. Thankful for the work/job that we have. Thankful for the healing from something as simple as a cold. And all the many other things that we are and can be thankful for. But we should be thankful every day and not just on one day out of the year. More importantly we should be thankful to our Creator for wanting to have a relationship with us.

While giving a list of what we are thankful be sure to give thanks upwards as well. We do have a lot of things to be thankful for and one to be thankful towards always.

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