With the holidays (and finals) just around the corner, it is safe to say that life has been just a little busy recently. This is my favorite time of the year and not just because of all the wonderful food that everyone is going to be eating tomorrow. The crisp fall air and the changing leaves makes the fall the most beautiful season, and the perfect one to gather around the table to eat and fellowship with friends and family. As much fun as it is to visit with family and celebrate, it is important that we remember to thank God in this season as well considering that we would not have any of this without Him. Our focus as Christians should be on glorifying God and giving thanks for His gracious provisions.
1 Chronicles 16:34 says to “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” We were created by God in His image, and this alone merits our thanks and worship because everything that we have is from Him from our jobs to our family and friends. Everything that we have to be grateful for is all God’s doing. In return, we are to be faithful servants, shining His light and leading others to Him.
Cover to cover, the Bible tell shows us how to give thanks and the importance. In the New Testament, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you,” and Philippians 4:6 says to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
Of all the amazing ways that God blesses us on a daily basis, the best gift that He has given us is His son, Jesus Christ. On the cross of Calvary, Jesus paid our sin debt, so we could be forgiven of our sins and give us eternal life as a free gift. This gift is available to those who will call on Christ to save them from their sin in faith. For this gift of His Son, the gift which meets our greatest need, the Apostle Paul says, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).
I want to wish you all a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. I pray that we all remember to give thanks to God on this day and every day for His amazing grace and mercy. Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to like my post and, if you haven’t already, click the follow button at that bottom of the page!