Thanks-Living 3

Well, today is the day that strikes fear in the heart of many turkeys.  This could very well be their last day on this earth and then they become the centerpiece of somebody’s Thanksgiving meal.  That makes me happy!

Tomorrow is the official Thanksgiving holiday.  Many of us will gather around the table with family.  Some will even take time to say one thing they are thankful for before starting the meal.  I like this as a tradition.  The problem is that I have such a hard time coming up with just one thing to say that I am thankful for.  I am blessed beyond measure!

I was thinking.  If a person is an atheist to who is he thankful?  I mean, really.  Are they thankful to “Mother Earth”?  This makes we want to vomit.  As a Christian we are to be thankful to God Almighty.  He is the Creator and Sustainer of life.  He is the Object of our Thanksgiving.

Look at Colossians 1:3, “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,”  I am thankful to God for so many things.  Most importantly I am thankful that He love me so much that He died for my sin.

As you sit down to the Thanksgiving table tomorrow I hope you can genuinely offer Thanksgiving to God Almighty for what He has done for you.

So, how are you doing?

Thanks-Living 2

As I sit and write this blog post it is raining very hard.  As we continue this line of thinking about Thanks-Living I can honestly say that I am thankful that this is rain and not snow.  We would be under snow like the east coast of our nation.  I cannot imagine getting six feet of snow in one day.  That just kind of blows my tiny mind.

It does not matter how bad things are we can still find something to be thankful for even in a seemingly bad situation.  A woman that was known for her positive speech was told one day that someone thought that she could even find something nice to say about the devil.  She said, “He sure is persistent.”

Being thankful is a choice that we make every moment of every day.  Some old sower people just make a choice to be that way.  We must make a choice all the time to be thankful no matter.  Look at Ephesians 1:16, “Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;”  Notice Paul just simply says, “Cease not to give thanks…”  What stops you from being thankful?  Maybe you need to work on removing that obstacle and becoming a thankful person.

So, how are you doing?