Every month of the year has some important holiday we associate it with. The month of November has lots of important dates in it but the one important holiday that most people tend to associate November with is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a day that has been set apart for our nation to express how thankful, how grateful we are as a people.
Sadly, most people associate Thanksgiving with eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, along with other things. Others associate Thanksgiving with getting time off work and a paid holiday
I wonder how many people, especially today, actually take the time before they dig into all that wonderful food on Thanksgiving, to express out loud to the Lord, all that they are thankful for.
No matter what some people may think, I believe we still live in the greatest nation, America. Our nation has its own issues that need to get better, but I would suggest those who don’t think America is so wonderful, to go to another country and try to pull of some of the stuff we see taking place in our nation today, there.
People in America today who think they could go to another country and burn their flag in protest, have a very rude awakening coming to them. Other countries and governments aren’t so tolerant to law breakers as we are in America.
Though we are sadly starting to see some deterioration taking place in America when it comes to lawlessness and morality, to name a few, I still would rather live in America than any other nation.
It’s sad to hear some people struggle to find something they can say that they are thankful for, especially in America. It’s even sadder to find believers who struggle to find something that they are thankful for.
Sadder than all of that, is to find those who reject the One who paid the ultimate price on the cross for all out sins, Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The One who loved us even while we were still sinners and Who continues to love us with an unfailing love!
There are those in America who are rich and have everything they could ever imagine and yet many of those same people fail to be thankful for what they have.
Even before I surrendered my heart to the Lord, I knew there was a God, but I couldn’t believe He would want to live in me or even cared about me. When I saw that this was true in His Word, it changed my life forever and I am forever thankful for what the Lord did for me on the cross.
I come to Thanksgiving and in every meal I eat so thankful for all the Lord has done for me and the peace I have in my heart because He now lives in me! Don’t get me wrong, I have my struggles and my questions but, in the end, I know Jesus Christ loves me, in spite of the dummy and rebellious person I can be at times.
Want a heart filled with thanksgiving my friend? Surrender your heart and life to the Lord today and never take your eyes off Him. As you walk with the Lord, each and every day, you will discover your heart is becoming more and more a heart fill with thanksgiving!
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