When we choose independence from God, we become blind to the provision as well as to our Provider. Thanksgiving and gratitude go out the window when we desire to be independent of God.
The living water of the Spirit is always "flowing, bubbling within him to eternal life!" It isn't subject to the conditions of your natural life.
We need many days where we stop life and consider our blessing. But there is something better than a holiday, even as wonderful as Thanksgiving is.
Not relegating ourselves to the Will of God will leave us paupers. To grasp for more makes us unable to actually receive what He wants to give.
I don’t know if we now possess what it takes to fight! Do we really want what we have been given and willing to fight for it!
This is true Thanksgiving to the Creator and Provider: to live each day of all the days He gives.
Thanking God in everything is to thank Him in hardship. Why, for what reason am I to give thanks to God in literally everything? The answer might shock you!
Scripture says, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God. Giving thanks for even bad and painful circumstances sounds odd. “Why in the world would I be grateful for things that appear to be detrimental or hurtful?
Fear of inadequacy focuses on our lack not what we have. Gratitude embraces His sufficiency in our life. One leads to bitterness, the other to lasting joy.
There is more to gratitude than just saying the words "thank you." A great deal more!
I don’t celebrate a pagan holiday. No, I pray with exuberant joy that Jesus' name will come to be known to lost multitudes throughout the Christmas season.
Am I a giver or taker? This is not a question that is fun to consider, because the answer is found in God’s view of my life, not my personal assessment.