Monday, April 07, 2008


What difference do you think it made
when the Pilgrims invited the Native Americans to that first Thanksgiving dinner?
What happened after they thanked God,
who supplied the fish, the deer, and the corn
-- and even the Native Americans who helped them survive? Did life become significantly easier
or the winters less cruel?

But the attitude of gratitude that was cultivated kept those Pilgrims' eyes fixed upon the many blessings they enjoyed and upon the one who provided them.



Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good!
Psalm 136:1

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18



Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalm 100:4-5



Make a list of things that you can say thank you to God about, and give him a "thanksgiving feast." Then make a list of things you're worried about. As you ask God to provide for these things as well, thank him again.

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