On this day, I offer scriptures of meditation. It marks a day set aside to congregate with family and friends to give thanks unto God. Just as many other holidays that have been streamlined into secularism, this day too has been exploited. But as Christians, we must continue to keep God at the heart of everything that we do.
As this day is primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada, let us remember to give thanks everyday for our lives and those fighting overseas. I'm sure for many it is an opportunity to eat a large meal and plop down in front of the tube for some football, but it does go deeper. Consider those less fortunate and many of which this day may be the only day all month they get a hot, nourishing meal.
As I give thanks, I praise God for life, health, and strength. He has given freely to me. He has provided me with family, food, shelter, and transportation. But most of all salvation! Truly, the best gift of all is to be saved. I love you, Lord.
Let us give thanks…
“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever,” Psalm 118:1, KJV.
“But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD,” Jonah 2:9, KJV.
“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God,” 2 Corinthians 9:11-12, KJV.
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God,” Philippians 4:6, KJV.
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ,” Colossians 2:6-8, KJV.
“Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving,” Colossians 4:2, KJV.
“Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen,” Revelations 7:12, KJV.