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Keeping the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving
I really like Thanksgiving for the most part.
I love the food, the gathering, the shopping…all of it.
Here’s the part I tend to miss—the really obvious THANKFUL part.
I get so caught up in the cooking and the visiting and the busy-ness of it all—I completely miss out on the being thankful part.
I’m not sure why that is—I think I focus on making perfect plans, perfect food, perfect table setting, and décor.
Then we eat!
Then we shop!
And then it’s over and I missed the point.
In an effort to do it different and better this year, I’m focusing on one Thanksgiving Bible verse each day as we build up to Thanksgiving day.
Care to join me?
9 Thanksgiving Bible Verses to Remind you to be Thankful:
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
“I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
I will glorify your name forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.”
“Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“But as for me, afflicted and in pain—
may your salvation, God, protect me.
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.”
“…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”