"12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever" Psalm 30:12
A day set aside for giving God thanks for the many blessings He has given us.
Yes! This nation was founded for religious freedom. Men wanted to worship the LORD as the Bible commanded, they could only do that by coming to a new land thousands of miles from civil/religious rulers.
Thanksgiving was originally a celebration for the first successful harvest on this new land.
So, the pilgims were giving God the glory for His bountiful provision.
The LORD led President Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.
Thank you LORD for setting this day aside as a reminder to your people, that YOU are the one deserving of thanks for the prosperity of the nation and our selves! You have done great and glorious things in our lives!
"24 Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you" 1 Samuel 12:24
The LORD is worthy of all praise and thanksgiving! Here are just a few of the things that I am thankful for:
A nation that allows the worship of God
All the civil rulers, doing very difficult and critized jobs, to keep our nation, state, county, and city secure
The military, and all of the brave men and women, fighting for our security
The family of those in the military, sacrificing their loved ones for the protection of the country
Policemen and women, patrolling 24/7 for the protection of citizens
Doctors and nurses with knowledge of the human body, and ability to assist in healing, physically and emotionally
Doctors and midwifes with knowledge on how to bring a life into the world
Ability to conceive, and give birth
A new son born this year
A son born two years ago (WOW! It has been two years?)
Precious memories of those births
Memories of time past
A husband and father to lead our small family
A job for my husband that allows me to stay home with our boys
A hard working husband, that makes his bosses happy and glorifies the LORD
Vehicles, for the employ my husband and for getting us around
A church filled with people to love
A man to preach the word of God
Moving closer to family
Seeing my family more often
Spending time with family on both sides
Hearing my son call his grandpas "Pa pa" and grandmas "Ma ma"
Seeing him giving them hugs
Seeing him realize that these people are special
Seeing him make friends of the little ones in church
Hearing him learn how to talk
Seeing my other son learning how to move around
Seeing him learn how to balance
Seeing the love between these brothers
A place to live
Food to sustain
A comfortable place to sleep
Access to learning tools for the boys
Crayons and paper
"Ho-y Ho-y" (Holy Holy Holy)
Ability to read
Reading the Bible with Bob
Dr. Seuss books
The time in which I was placed
The country in which I was place
The people that I was placed with
The freedom to raise our family according to God's word
"O give thanks unto the ; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever."
1 Chronicles 16:34
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
1 Thessalonians 5:18
"Sing unto the , O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness."
"It is a good thing to give thanks unto the , and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:"
"O give thanks unto the ; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever."
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57
"Saying, We give thee thanks, O God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."