Thanksgiving Hearts

Yes it is the Canadian Thanksgiving today and we thrive on the long weekend we will enjoy here. We concentrate on our three days off as though it were the end-all and be-all of life. Sometimes we fill it with family, but ofttimes folks make that one last trip up a crowded highway to the cottage.

Does a day off make us pay more attention to a holiday? I don’t think so. To many, it is just another day to get away from work. Here are some thoughts on God’s idea of Thanksgiving.

Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. (Psalm 100:4, MSG)

On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. (Psalm 100:1-2, MSG)

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7, MSG)

Prayer- Lord, help us live in your thanksgiving mode everyday, not just on ‘holidays.’ Amen.

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