Halloween season is over, and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. This is the time of year where you start to see people reminiscing on the many things that they are thankful for. Around Facebook, starting November 1, people begin to post things each day that has blessed their life and caused them to have some thankfulness of the situation. This continues up until Thanksgiving Day, then you never see any more posts of praise until the next year.
Why does it end? Why is November the only time that people show their thanks to different events or situations in their life? Does it seem that most things people are thankful for are materialistic things and not spiritual items?
Without Christ, we would not have the opportunity to be thankful for anything in our life. He has blessed us with the opportunity to soar and live an amazing life. God gave us life, He gave us kids, He gave us jobs, He gave us a home, and He gave us His son. Often when we publish the things we cherish and love the most, we leave out God. We don’t thank Him enough for blessing us with the situation or opportunity that gave us what we were thankful for.
Today, and every day following, thank God for the materialistic things that He has blessed you with in your life. Thank Him for the trials and tribulations that have been presented to you that makes you stronger. Remember to thank Christ for the people that have been placed in your life. Foremost, always thank God for sending His son to die on the cross for our sins so we could have this amazing life that he has blessed us with.
Everyday is thanksgiving when you have Christ. There are no specific dates set aside that we gather and represent Him. Christ is present every day and we should give thanks to Him always.
- Ephesians 5:20 “giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,”
- Psalm 100:4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”
- Philippians 1:3 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you”
- Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”
God is Good