Having a Thankful Heart

This is the week we all get to look forward to stuffing ourselves full of turkey until we can’t move for the rest of the week. We all get excited about the family dinners and the good food that is going to be cooked. We look forward to eating like a glutton and spending time with our families without having to think of work or being distracted by our daily routines.

The holidays are a time to sit back and just relax with family, not having to worry about everything else going on around us. But shouldn’t our lives always be like that though? 

When we think of Thanksgiving, we think about what all we are thankful for during the entire month of November. It is a tradition to keep alive throughout the decades to be thankful for many things and to voice those emotions of thankfulness and gratitude during the month of November. But shouldn’t everyday be a day of thanks for each of us?

Psalm 30:12 says, “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.”

To be thankful for forever means to always be thanking and praising God for His goodness to us and our families. I know whenever November rolls around, many take to Facebook to do the 30 days of thanks challenge, posting something new that they are thankful for each day. While those challenges are good to do, we as Christians are called to be thankful every day, 365 days of the year.

We should always have a praise in our hearts and a statement of thanksgiving each day for God.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

In everything that we do, each and every day, we should be thankful for something that the Lord has done. The Lord is always working for each one of us, never ceasing to take a break for Himself. With a living God to serve, we should always have something to be thankful for. Each day that we wake up and go to sleep, we should make a point to thank God for something that He has done for us or has given us.

There is always something to be thankful for.

Don’t get rid of your thankful heart after this Thanksgiving. Instead, continue on with your praises of thanksgiving each day of the year. Our praises don’t have to be for the whole world to see, but only for the Lord to hear. As long as you have breath in your body, you always have something to be thankful for.


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