Monday, November 24, 2008

Who Do You Give Thanks To

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and we are all planning our Turkey dinners with all the fixings. But how many of us are actually planning to give thanks this day? How many are just planning that dinner, and then ball games, shopping and movies later? How many of us are planning on celebrating Thanksgiving with true thankfulness in our hearts for what we have been given?
We all sit around our tables and give thanks, but how many of us don't bat an eyelash when they talk about taking the words "In God We Trust" off of our currency? Or when they want to control when we can talk about God and when we cannot? Isn't it funny how we believe that God provides for our needs, but yet we want to take His name off of our currency that pays for our needs? Or do away with the 10 Commandments that instruct us how to live a moral life.

We all want God when it fits us, but how many of us turn our backs and do not stand up for Him when the world tries to take Him out of our everyday lives? How many of us, say it is not politically correct to discuss God at this time or that? Or it makes so and so uncomfortable to pray before we eat, so we will just skip the blessing today, or she/he gets really offended if you talk about God, she/he doesn't like to discuss such things.
How many will make God the center of their focus this Thanksgiving Day? I mean what is Thanksgiving celebrating anyway?

Try doing something different this year, and give Thanks to the one who is the reason you have a turkey on your table, the reason you have a table to put your turkey on, the reason you have a house to put your table in. And if you still can't see why you should give God thanks today, well let me see, take a DEEP BREATH and then think again!!!!

PS 100

"A Psalm of Thanksgiving"

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all you lands, Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name, For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.....

PS 103 v 1-5....
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles......

PS 103 v 12-18....
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him, For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But the mercies of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children, To such as keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to do them....

Look around the table at your family, your parents (if you still have them) your children, their children and remember just Who it is that gave His mercies to those generations present and those who will come.

Who better to give thanks to on Thanksgiving day, than your own creator. AMEN!


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