Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Before you commence filling your bodies with unrealistic amounts of turkey and stuffing, let’s begin the day right. Take a moment today to fix your eyes on the Lord and thank him for everything that He is and has done. If you’re someone who has had a difficult year and can’t seem to find any reason to be grateful, Psalm 95:1-6 provides us with some very helpful prayer starters.
The amazing thing is that when we think of gratitude we think only of the things we have received, instead of the One who has given them: the Lord we serve. If you had the opportunity to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you know that this bond with God is not just that of servitude but of family. God becomes our father, we are His children, and that is definitely something to be grateful for. If you can’t be thankful for something now, be thankful for what is to come: an eternity in Heaven with our Father.
Now that we have covered the big topic, let’s narrow it down a little more. This Thanksgiving we should be thankful for God’s love exhibited in our midst. Psalm 107:1 says “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” I want to draw your attention to Hurricane Sandy. Now, how in the world are we supposed to be thankful for the destruction it caused? The gratitude comes in the aftermath of this storm. To see New Yorkers come together and help each other in a relief effort is kind of amazing considering the New Yorker mindset. From donating clothes to food to even blood, the response to get New York back on its feet has been unbelievable. I’m sure no one expected the extent of the damage from Sandy but God’s hand was at work after it and still is. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for the lives of all those who survived Hurricane Sandy in some of the hardest hit areas and I am thankful for the love of God in the relief efforts.
This Thanksgiving, before the turkey and mash potatoes get a gravy bath all over your plate, stop and think of everything the Lord has done for us this year, and everything He is. Our God is great and never stops taking care of us. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments or in my ask box and inspire others to stop and take a look at their blessing as well. Thanks for reading and supporting! God bless all of you and have a highly caloric and prayer-filled Thanksgiving.