We just celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday and I hope you all enjoyed your time with your family.
Since there is a lot of feasting on Thanksgiving, I thought this was good:
“A California scientist has computed that the average human being eats 16 times his or her own weight in an average year, while a horse eats only eight times its weight. This all seems to prove that if you want to lose weight, you should eat like a horse!”
Thanksgiving Day may be over, but thanking the Lord should be lifestyle.
In this blog, I want look at a few things a thankful lifestyle will do for us.
It will enable us to do God’s will.
We read this in 1 Thessalonians 5:18:
“Thank God in everything no matter what the circumstances may be for this is the will of God for you who are in Christ Jesus.”
We need to tap into the Holy Spirit’s power, because it is not always easy to give thanks for certain things in our lives.
Also, it will enable us to bring glory to the Lord.
We read this in 2 Corinthians 4:15:
“And as God’s grace is reaching more and more people, there will be overflowing thanksgiving and God will receive more and more glory.”
Christ is glorified through us as we overflow with thanksgiving.
Also, it will free us from pride.
If we are thankful people, we will see ourselves as those who have received everything from the gracious hand of God.
As 2 Corinthians 3:5 says:
we are not, “to claim anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God.”
Also it will enable us not to complain.
Philippians 2:14 says:
“Do everything without complaining.”
If our minds are filled with thanksgiving to the Lord, it eliminates complaining.
An ungrateful person is one who receives God’s good gifts without showing appreciation to the giver.
Ingratitude can produce some real nasty people.
Andrew Carnegie, multi-millionaire, left 1 million dollars for a relative after he died.
The relative cursed him for only leaving him a measly million because he left 365 million dollars to charities.
Let’s make thanksgiving a lifestyle!
Pastor Ken Keeler