Let Us Give Thanks
Thank you! Just two little words, yet, it makes us feel good inside
whether they were uttered by us, or to us. For a disposition of
continual thankfulness is not just an act of politeness. It comes from
an unshakeable confidence in the goodness and blessing of God.
Before the days of “high tech”, there was a wise store manager who
took the bell off a cash register and subsituted a phonograph
recording so that if the Cashier forgot to say “thank you”, the
machine would do Let Us Give Thanksit for her. Therefore, we should
program our heart to “sing unto the Lord, and come before His
Prresence with thanksgiving”, not just for one dy of the year but
everyday of our life. “For God is great (see Psalms 95:1-3).
Philippians 4:6-7 also records: “...in everything by prayer and
supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto
God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding , shall keep
your hears and minds through Christ Jesus.” Giving thanks therefore,
is not merely an option to be considered; but a gentle but powerful
Of course, our thanksgiving does not coerce, nor change God''s laws.
But Thanksgiving brings about a spiritual transformation that makes
the grateful person receptive to God''s blessing, and takes us beyond
the field of doubt into perfect faith. Thanksgiving sets in motion the
same law as giving; for thankgiving is an act of giving something. Let
us give therefore, and it will be given back unto us, as the Word
said. (see Luke 6:38).
To activate the flow of a thankful attitude, let us start giving
thanks for everything we now have. Be thankful for the air you
breathe; the friends you have; Your job; your familyt; and for
everything you receive. This habit of thankfulness will increase your
happiness and build your faith. King David wrote in Psalm 107:21-22;
“Oh that men (women) would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for
His wonderful works to the children of men! And let sacrifice the
sacrifices of thanksgiving
Several years ago, a Preacher in New York City told the following
story: Je was walking down a busy street one day, and someone
approached him asking for money. He reached in his pocket and pulled
out whtat he thought was a one-dollar billand handed it to him. The
youn g man grabged it quickly and expressed such great joy and
thakfullness, that he could not ask him to return the $ bill he had
given him. That young man''s grateful spirit of thankfulness became a
huge “payday'' for him that day. It brought instant joy into his life.
So, regardless of circumstances in our life, let us give thanks! For
thanksgiving is also a requirement in the will of God for us, who
trust His word. (Thessalonians 5:18) The word also said: “offer unto
God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto Him. Then call upon me in the
day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me'' (psalm
Thanksgiving before you receive, connects you with the Source of
blessing. Thanksgiving after will keep you connected to the Source and
helps you to enjoy your blessing
Enjoy a wonderful thanksgiving season!