Give thanks, in everything give thanks ~ 1 Thes. 5:17
The bible has a lot to say about being thankful. This mindset needs to be developed, one of gratefulness. Consequently we live in a world where there is a lot of negativity. It is constantly pulling us away, telling us we deserve more; look at so & so – they have more than you. Unfortunately this causes us to lose contentment and sense of gratefulness, creating anxiety and stress.
Let’s take a moment to be thankful and reflect on our blessings! Ps. 103:1-2 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” The word thankful could also be interpreted as being thoughtful. Let’s start thinking about His goodness; He never leaves us – He forgives our sins – He gives us a clear conscious – Brings Godly people into our lives – Provides everything we’ll need, and so on! This is what you need to do, remember His blessings. Therefore, as we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, remember our Lord – He is so GOOD & He LOVES you!
~ Pastor Turner