Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a minute to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays of the year because of all the great things that go along with it: Fellowship with the family, homemade pecan pie, kicking back and watching my beloved Dallas Cowboys (hopefully) knocking the snot out of some hapless opponent...what's not to like?
Of course, we need to remember to do one very important thing on Thanksgiving, one that should be obvious but that can escape us as we get wrapped up in everything else: We need to take time out to actually give thanks for all the blessings that God has given us. Everything we have comes from Him. Here are a few verses of Scripture to illustrate what the Bible has to say about giving thanks:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."--Philippians 4:6
"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God."--2 Corinthians 4:15
"But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD."--Jonah 2:9
"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving..."--1 Timothy 4:4
"I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."--Psalm 69:30
Happy Thanksgiving. Philippians 4:13.--SMS