Put the happy, the giving, and the thanks back in…
A merry heart doeth good like medicine. – Proverbs 17:22
On Thanksgiving, too many people are preoccupied with turkeys, family gatherings, parades, football games, and even Black Friday sales. It seems that over time, this holiday has become more about getting things—whether that’s food, entertainment, chill time, or bargains—than about giving thanks for what we already have. Be grateful for what you DO have instead of focusing on what your life is missing. Just do it –don’t just think it- Give a voice to your Gratitude!
Speak and Sing Thanks!
1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD.”
Psalm 107:29-31 –He stilled the storm and calmed the waves. They were happy that it was quiet, and God guided them to the port they wanted. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
Ephesians 5:3-4 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
1 Chronicles 16:8 – Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Psalm 28:7 –The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 95:1-2 – O Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Holiday History *The purpose of Thanksgiving in America is to commemorate the good harvest of the Pilgrims in 1621 and in Canada, to give thanks for Martin Frosbisher’s safe journey from England 1578. We comemorate these events and give thanks for our friends, family and good fortune. For more information on the history of this holiday check (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving)