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Let Us Not Forget…About Being TRULY Thankful

Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33:6

As we enter this festive season of abundant love, gifts,  family, friends, and food: Let us not forget……about being TRULY Thankful.

Thanking God not only for what we have, … and also for what we don’t have is important.  I am grateful that my family is alive, thriving, and well. I am also thankful I don’t have to experience the winter season and freezing temperatures living in Arizona.

The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada has its roots in early colonial history. In the United States, it is often associated with the 1621 harvest feast shared between the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag Native Americans, symbolizing cooperation and gratitude for a bountiful harvest. This event is considered one of the precursors to the American Thanksgiving holiday, officially established by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. In Canada, Thanksgiving has a different historical origin and was influenced by European traditions. It was first celebrated in 1578 by English explorer Martin Frobisher, and it evolved into a national holiday in 1879. While the specific historical contexts differ between the two countries, both Thanksgiving celebrations emphasize gratitude, family gatherings, and the harvest season.

Bible Verses to Help Understand What Truly Being Thankful Requires As Children of God

Having a positive mood consistently every day can be challenging at times. But, even on a day when things aren't going well, it doesn't necessarily need to remain that way...

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Proverbs 27:1

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

To be grateful daily for life alone is a reason to exalt the name of the Giver of Life. No Holiday Needed.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever; his faithfulness, through all generations. Psalms 100:4-5

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1Corinthians 10:31

How Do we as believers of God’s word protect our bodies from foreign sicknesses created by the things we consume?

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. Exodus 23:25

We should all make an effort to eat a balanced and nutritious diet, while also keeping in mind any specific health or dietary recommendations provided by our doctors.

Honor a physician with the honor due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him. Ecclesiastes 38:1

Then give place to the physician, for the Lord hath created him: let him not go from thee, for thou hast need of him. Ecclesiastes 38:12

These verses mention gluttony specifically, avoiding self-induced hardships, when over-consuming food and drinks.

Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path: Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. Proverbs 23:19-21

As our Thanksgiving Holiday Concludes this season remember that- “ No Day is promised to any of us “.  So as your loved ones, friends and family exit your dwelling...Remember…

Until we meet Again…

May the Lord bless you and protect you; may the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
may the Lord look with favor on you and give you peace.

Happy Thanksgiving Saints of the Most High God- Be Blessed Always.

May God bless all who read, accept, acknowledge, and ascertain the spirit of Thanksgiving, Love, and Peace. Remember also to Thank the hands that God has blessed to gather and prepare this special feast.  As you sit down to consume and all things be grateful.

Revelation 7:12

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving