I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is!

Saturday, November 22, 2014


English: "The First Thanksgiving at Plymo...
English: "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is hard to believe but in a few days, those of us in the United States, will celebrate our annual Thanksgiving Day. A time set aside to remind all of America to once again look up, and thank our Creator for the abundant blessings we all enjoy. Someone once said that the road to degradation and sin begins with an ungrateful spirit. People have abundance but want more, and are not grateful for what they have.  This we have seen in young and old alike. So how can we turn this around? Let me suggest a couple of things that might help: First, look around you and count all the things you have that others might not have. Begin with the tangibles such as job, house, clothing, health, etc., etc.  Next, count the intangibles such as friends, family, purpose, the opportunity to live here in the United States enjoying relative peace and prosperity, and so on.  Now ask yourself how you were able to accumulate all of this. Some might be so arrogant as to say "I earned it myself." That attitude is the first step toward degradation and sin. We need to look to our Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and express our thanks to Him for being so good to us. We don't deserve it, but by His grace we have it, and we ought to thank Him for His goodness towards us. Remember that all assets belong to God. We are simply stewards of His property. It does not belong to us. Thank Him for His trusting you to care for His property.  Thanksgiving means a lot more than eating turkey.

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
1 Timothy 4:4

I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way--in all your speaking and in all your knowledge--
1 Corinthians 1:4,5

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