Thanksgiving is not just a cultural or historical holiday, it is a biblical mandate. Here are just a few verses that encourage us to give thanks:
“O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” (1 Chronicles 16:33, NASB)<
“Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.” (Psalm 106:1, NASB)<
“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15, NASB)
Since today is Thanksgiving, I thought I would share a list of things that I am thankful for this year.
I am thankful for the salvation I have in Jesus Christ.
I am thankful for my amazing wife and our four healthy, growing kids.
I am thankful for my friends and extended family who have loved and supported us through the ups and downs of the last few years.
I am thankful for our new church family – Unity Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky.
I am thankful for our new home and newly adopted dog, Roger.
I am thankful for my an opportunity to do what I love and what God has called me to do: preach, lead, and shepherd.
I am thankful for my health.
I am thankful for the freedoms and prosperity that we enjoy in America, compared to the rest of the world.
I am thankful for hope and a future because no matter what happens, I know that everything is in God’s hands.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?