Thanksgiving must become a daily routine, not just on the fourth Thursday in November!
Each and every day you wake up, closed in your right mind, and your bed didn’t become your cooling board, you should thank the Heavenly Father for the little things in life.
Let’s take each breath we take. How do you feel when you have pneumonia or a very bad cold, and you can hardly breathe? That’s how important each and every breath we take is to each of us. We seem to take breathing for granted as long as we feel good, and everything is working just fine, but when trouble comes and problems arise, that’s when we often fall on our knees and begin to pray. Good for you, but what about praying regularly?
Scripture reminds us to be like Abraham; he was called a “Friend of God!” In the book of James 2:23, scripture says, “And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.”
When you are a friend to someone, you speak with them often, and even if they don’t hear from you daily, you seem to make time to contact that person relatively. You have an inner connection, and you just need to touch base to say hello! Well, keep our Lord and Savior at the top of your list of friends. Our earthly friends can help us out, but scripture also tells us,” For with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37, King James Version)
That scripture alone is enough to wake us up! As we open our eyes every daily, and look out and see the beautiful sunrise, we can only cherish His grace and mercies.
Thanksgiving is the time of the year that we join family and friends and give thanks for our many blessings. Of course, it’s important to give thanks daily for all things, but Thanksgiving Day is a day to be extra thankful to God for family and friends. As we listen to our favorite Christian music, often we find ourselves giving thanks, another great way to inspire feelings of gratitude. In fact, one special praise song that I’ve enjoyed over the years by Walter Hawkins is titled “Thank You Lord!” Let’s take a look at some of the lyrics:
“Tragedies are common place all kinds of diseases, people are slipping away. The economies down, people can’t get enough pay, but as for me, all I can say is thank you Lord, for all you’ve done for me. There are folks without homes, living out in the streets, and the drug habits some say, just won’t cease. Muggers and robbers, no place seems to be safe, but you’ll be my protection every step of the way; and I want to say, thank you Lord, for all you’ve done for me.”
This year, encourage your family members to thank God daily for a lifetime! Even in the midst of bad news, be thankful. Repeat my favorite scripture, Romans 8:28, which says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” This scripture is always true!
Be thankful and ask God, “What exactly am I to learn from this bad situation?” When you are receiving great blessings, definitely ask the Father, “What is this message?” Don’t be so greedy during your successes that you enjoy your blessing alone, never reaching out to help anyone else.
We are blessed far more when we give to others! This Thanksgiving, help somebody along the way!
Lyndia Grant is a radio talk show host on WYCB (1340 AM), Fridays at 6 p.m. Visit her website at www.lyndiagrant.com. Contact her at 202-558-2107 or email@example.com.