“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
This past week we’ve had the opportunity to celebrate the traditional American holiday Thanksgiving. For many of us, the tradition had to be scaled back. Due to the current pandemic situation, some have lost loved ones, some have been sick, and some were just cautious about transmitting the virus. Yet we all have a reason to be Thankful.
Psalm 107:1 says, “ Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” This word, Thanks, means a good feeling that you have towards someone who has helped you, given something to you, etc. It use to be a word that was consistently taught in the home along with; Yes Ma’am, Yes Sir, No Ma’am, No Sir, and then you were taught to say Thank You. But somewhere in between hustling, taking care of twenty different things, working on our careers, raising children, working hard, and taking care of everything else, we’ve forgotten to Pause and give Thanks to God. But, we ought to give thanks to the Lord because He really is good and His love endures forever!
What has God done for you, that you have forgotten about? In our busy lives, it’s easy to forget the blessings God has given to each one of us. If you have not kept a journal of how God has taken care of you, you may want to start one this year. A journal will help you to remember that God has been with you every day of your life and you will live a life of thanksgiving each day of the year.
Remember Thanksgiving is a daily celebration. Thank God for all that He has done. Whenever we stop and take time to remember what God has done for us, we can’t help but be thankful. Continually Give God Thanks
Richard D. Hayes is the Pastor of New Day Community Church and the President of the United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County.