Have you noticed how thankful people are this time of year? It used to be refreshing to hear people actually thanking God for His many blessings in their lives. But there has been a subtle change that I’ve noticed.
Many no longer thank God.
Instead they thank their co-workers, their boss, their spouse, their friends, anyone and everyone who makes their lives better. They simply give thanks! Now of course it’s good to give thanks to those who mean the most to us. But Thanksgiving is primarily about setting aside time to thank God for His abundant provisions, His glorious kindness and His amazing grace to us throughout the year.
May we encourage you that as you go about planning your menu and family gatherings to be sure and set aside time to thank God specifically for the ways in which He has made a difference in your life. Why does it matter? Because thanking God glorifies His name. And when we glorify His name He is exalted. And when He is exalted we in turn are blessed all the more. It is part of His nature, to return blessings upon us as we praise His holy name.
Tom and I thank God for the privilege it is to serve Him by encouraging your marriage to grow for God’s glory and your growth in godliness. It is a deep and satisfying joy to us. We pray you will sense God’s nearness and His great blessings as you gather together with family and friends this Thanksgiving Day, remembering all He has done.
Enjoy this hymn by Keith and Kristyn Getty titled, My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness: