There are many more reasons I am Thankful than that which we celebrate and much more than I have time to itemise. Like everybody else, I take too much for granted. But on this day when the focus is on Thanksgiving, the mood is perfect to reflect on one’s virtues and attempt counting one’s blessing.
Father in Heaven, I thank you for your saving Grace. You sent your only son to die so that a wretched soul like me could live. I know I do not deserve it. I am Thankful that you ignore my faults and focus on my needs. That I am alive and in good health is much more than I could ask. But your mercies extend far beyond the tangible and the obvious.
Lord, I thank you for the many things I often take for granted. Things like mother nature in all her glory. And the air I breathe, which of course is free. And is an essential thing that keeps me alive.
Aba Papa, thanks for giving me hope. There are millions of people in the world who have lost faith. They do not know whether they come or whether they go. But it’s not too late for those people to restore hope. They can have the same hope I have in Jesus Christ.
Thanks for my parents, Lord, especially my mother who taught me to love you at an early age. Proverbs 22:6 instruct parents to do the following. “Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not stray from it”. I did stray for a while but like the prodigal son I soon realise there is no place like home.
Thank you, Lord, for family, friends and neighbours. Thank you for my employer and thank you for giving me some of the best coworkers anywhere. Thank you for the USA. We do not always see eye to eye, but we are a unique people who never fails to extend a helping hand.
Father, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
The Pilgrims’ religion dominated their everyday lives. In spite of brutal living conditions, they celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621.
King James Version (KJV)
Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
What are you most thankful for (today)?
It is another Thanksgiving Day, and as usual, I am excited. All across America people are visiting family and friends to celebrate the big day. There is going to be lots of eating and drinking and merrymaking.
But, amidst all that eating and drinking, I encourage you to pause awhile and think about how fortunate we all are to live in the USA. Despite of its problems, and there are many, it is good a time as any to be an American.
Naturally, It would not be Thanksgiving Day if I did not put a ‘thank you’ list together. There are so many things to be thankful for. The world would run out of paper and ink by the time I am through jotting down my blessings. Nevertheless, number one on my list is “spared life.”
I thank God for keeping me alive. Being alive with all my faculties intact means I have another chance to prepare for the Bridegroom. God has given me more than my fair share of chances to prepare for His appearing. Therefore, if He comes today and I am not ready; I have no one to blame but myself.
I thank God for my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, my employer, and all those people whom I come in contact with on a daily basis. And last but not least, you, my friends in the blogosphere. You mean more to me than you will ever know. I pray the good God above will continue to bless and keep you.
Happy Thanks Giving! God blesses.