Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has long been one of my favorite holidays. Until recent years, Thanksgiving had remained relatively untouched by commercialism. However, with the additions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday it's simply become the day before bargain shopping begins.

I love how a viral thankfulness challenge has taken hold on Facebook and the blogosphere. There is a 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge during the month of November. Each day participants post a reason to be thankful. If you haven't started yet, I highly recommend participating in some way. Even if you don't wish to participate publicly on Facebook, start a journal or jot down a few words on your daily calendar. Looking for ways to be thankful is good for the soul. It's also a good way to direct our thanks to the Lord.

I'd like to challenge everyone to be mindful of God's provision and blessings on our lives and offer thankfulness back to Him during this season.

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD 
and to sing praises to Your name, 
O Most High; to declare Your 
lovingkindness in the morning 
and Your faithfulness by night.”
Psalm 92:1-2
“‘Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. 
Make known His deeds among the peoples; 
make them remember that His name is exalted.’ 
Praise the LORD in song, 
for He has done excellent things; 
let this be known throughout the earth.”
Isaiah 12:4-5

“Whatever you do in word or deed, 
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”
Colossians 3:17

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