Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful!

This is the week that we always talk about being thankful. We should talk about having an attitude of Thanksgiving, but our attitude of being grateful in our lives doesn’t need to always just be in November every year. WE should always have an attitude of thanksgiving. I won’t keep you long this morning, many of you if you live in the US are going to be traveling today, baking pies and visiting family in preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

I wanted though to encourage you all to make a list whether it is mental or physical. Write down all the things for which you’re thankful. Sometimes it can be easy to focus in life on the few things that annoy you, but when you begin to list off all the things you can see in your life, you realize you have been blessed. Keep an attitude of thanksgiving. Let it not just be empty words that you recite because it’s that time of the year, but let it bubble up on the inside of you. You are blessed.

1 Chronicles 16:34Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Ezra 3:11With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 7:17I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 100:4Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

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