This is the time that everyone carves up a turkey and visits with family. It’s a great time of year. We all usually eat way too much, and sit in front of the TV way too much watching football. We enjoy our day, and enjoy being with our family, but we forget what the day itself is all about.
It’s not about family, football or turkey. (I have a peeve about people calling Thanksgiving ‘turkey day’, by the way – we can have turkey any day of the year.) It’s about being thankful. But not just about being thankful – being thankful to God. That’s why the day was set aside as a holiday in the first place – to give thanks to God.
- I thank God for my family, and I will be spending time with them during this holiday.
- I thank God for my church – He has richly blessed my life I believe as a direct result of following His leadership.
- I thank God for my health. I don’t always feel that great, and I’ve been getting headaches lately (I need to get off caffeine), but there are people all throughout the world in much, much worse shape than I’m in. Actually, I don’t have to look far at all to find someone in worse shape than me.
- Last, but definitely not least, I thank God for my wife. We’ve only been married for 3 1/2 years, but she’s stuck with me during times I’ve been a real grouch, and any woman that can do that is truly great. 🙂
I could go on all day, but these are the things that are the most important to me. God has richly blessed me, and I fail to thank Him as I should.