Thanksgiving! A day that can quickly become about everything other than thankfulness – cooking enough food to feed everyone, having enough room, cleaning up the mess and dealing with extended family – or any number of other things. This year, don’t let stress crowd out the true meaning of Thanksgiving. This set of scriptures will help you focus on being thankful for God and those in your life, no matter what happens on your holiday.
Oh, how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because he is so good. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.
I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy; I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises! If I’m sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful reflection. Because you’ve always stood up for me, I’m free to run and play. I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post.
2 Corinthians 2:14
Yet I am so thankful to God, who always marches us to victory under the banner of the Anointed One; and through us He spreads the beautiful fragrance of His knowledge to every corner of the earth.
Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come.
14 But above all these, put on love! Love is the perfect tie to bind these together. 15 Let your hearts fall under the rule of the Anointed’s peace (the peace you were called to as one body), and be thankful.
16 Let the word of the Anointed One richly inhabit your lives. With all wisdom teach, counsel, and instruct one another. Sing the psalms, compose hymns and songs inspired by the Spirit, and keep on singing—sing to God from hearts full and spilling over with thankfulness.
Pray, and keep praying. Be alert and thankful when you pray.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.
Thankfully, God does not punish us for our sins and depravity as we deserve. In His mercy, He tempers justice with peace.
Therefore, we must be thankful that we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Because we are thankful, we must serve God with fear and awe in a way that pleases him.
Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse [obscene or vulgar] joking, because such things are not appropriate [for believers]; but instead speak of your thankfulness [to God].