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Giving God Thanks This Thanksgiving

by Greg Laurie on Nov 23, 2023

Giving God Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is finally upon us! And that means Christmas will soon be here. Often we focus so much on the latter that we miss today’s important American holiday. But I like the fact that Thanksgiving isn’t centered around buying presents, decorating trees and homes, etc. Instead, it’s about getting together with family and friends and doing what we all love: eating! More importantly, it’s about giving thanks.

There is Scripture on giving thanks to God for us believers:

“Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 106:1 NKJV).

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15 NKJV).

Yes, praise and worship can sometimes be a “sacrifice” because we don’t want to give it. That may be because we are down or depressed, or things aren’t going all that well. It may also be that hardship or tragedy has hit your life and you don’t want to thank God.

But the Bible does not say, “Give thanks to the Lord when you feel good.” It says give thanks because “He is good!” So, I encourage you to give thanks on this special holiday.

May God bless you, and I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

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