No doubt most Americans will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday. Most I'm sure will have a measure of thanksgiving in their hearts during that time. We would all have to agree that we have been blessed beyond measure. However, I wonder how many will be truly thankful unto the Lord? Many will be thankful for their families, their homes, their health, their jobs, and various other things that bring joy to life, but most will probably not recognize or admit that it is God who has sent each and every one of those blessings.
I think it would be safe to assume that most who visit this blog are Christians, or at least, church going people. I am likely preaching to the choir, but we too need to be reminded of the goodness of God in our lives. We often get so busy and wrapped up in our day to day lives that we fail to recognize God as we should. As we go throughout the remainder of the week, may we be especially thankful for all that God has done for us.
I am reminded of the saying that I heard some time ago. "What if the only blessings we enjoyed today were the ones we thanked God for yesterday." Most of us would probably be short on blessings today. Praise Him today for all He has done!
1 Chron. 16:34
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.