Word For The Month - Thanksgiving
In life, we can make the choice to complain about our circumstances or be thankful and make the most of our situations.
Webster states that “thanksgiving” is, “The act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors; an expression of gratitude for something received, or done for, one.”
However, that is NOT what the Bible means by the word “thanksgiving!”
The biblical concept of the word “thanksgiving” does not depend on something one has, or has received.
Thanksgiving has nothing to do with “outward” circumstances, but rather, has to do with one’s spiritual attitude toward life as 1 Thessaloians 5:18-19 states In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Thanksgiving is more about the fact that Jesus lives within us which becomes a daily expression of His life.
Let this be a month where our lives express or display how thankful we are by becoming more like Christ in sharing our blessings with those in need.