Thanksgiving is the primary hubbub of the month of November, but what does it truly mean? And what are we thankful for?

Thanksgiving is the practicing of offering our gratitude for something or someone. It is the intentional verbalization of appreciation for our many blessings. When we celebrate Thanksgiving, our thoughts should not be centered on whether or not Aunt Sally brought the sweet potato pie, if we’ll go shopping the next morning, or what we’re going to be buying for Christmas. All of these thoughts are fine, good, and acceptable; however, there place is not at the Thanksgiving celebration. Our thoughts should be on the gifts we have in life and the amazing gift of eternal life we’ve been offered!

This Thanksgiving, I challenge you to focus your heart on what you have, both tangible and intangible. Fill your mind with the numerous blessings in your life and tell God how good He is for blessing you as He has! To get you started, try to finish each sentence with something for which you can offer thanks.

Today, I can choose to…..

I can relax knowing that…

Because of _________, my day was…

It didn’t seem like a blessing at the time, but I was so wrong about…

Join with us this Thanksgiving season to tell those we know and love that we are thankful for them. Think of something specific, no matter how small. Then, thank God for blessing you with more than you could ever think or imagine.

Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”