As Thanksgiving Day quickly approaches I want to encourage all to take out sometime from your busy schedule to thank God for something every day this week. It doesn’t have to take you all day to do it, neither does it have to be long and drawn out. However, the season of thanksgiving ought to bring us to a place of thanking God for those things we often take for granted, as well as the people we see everyday which we can sometime take for granted. Remember God said “Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is good and his mercy endureth forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (Psalm 107:1-2).
Maybe you need to thank God for something that you haven’t thanked him for in a while, such as a clean cup of cold water to drink. Now I know that sounds trivial, but when is the last time you thanked God for something like that? We don’t tend to because we just expect our water to be clean and refreshing when it comes out of the tap but everyone doesn’t have that same experience.
For some us we could thank God for the new job, new beginnings, new relationships, hurts and injuries that the Lord has delivered us from, the spouse that continues to love me in spite of me. In other words, what’s the thing that you need to thank God for? Whatever it is let’s get busy thanking God because an attitude of gratitude will change the way we see our situation and it will change the way God sees us. Real happy thanksgivings before God puts us in a place to be blessed because if you will thank him for the little and mean it, the much could be right at your fingertips.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason