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Thanksgiving Thought: “An Attitude of Gratitude for Thanksgiving”
George Washington’s 1782 Thanksgiving Proclamation expresses our nation’s dependence on the Lord God by giving credit to Him for every victory and success.
You see, our forefathers and our founding fathers believed the Bible, and they knew its author, God. And so, no matter what they went through, and it was some really tough stuff, they maintained an attitude of gratitude.
In a couple of days, most of us will be sitting around a table filled with all sorts of good stuff to eat as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But what I find sad is that we only do this once a year. Why am I sad? Well, for one reason I really like Turkey and all the fixings. But the real reason is because we should be thankful all year long.
And so we need to be grateful, not just on this special day, but all year long.
To the church in Thessalonica, Paul said, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
What I believe is that when we have this attitude of gratitude, God will make our messes into His message of hope, and our tests will become His testimony. And we will no longer see the glass half full or half empty, but rather we’ll see the glass running over.
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