Are You Still Thankful?

J. D. Conley
November 25, 2012

Now that the last of the turkey and cranberry sauce has been eaten, and the pumpkin pie dish has been cleaned out, are you still thankful?

In a land where we have been so blessed, for so long, its easy to become jaded. We tend to forget how abundantly blessed we all are. In this land of plenty we have come to expect plenty. As a result, we sometimes are not as thankful as we ought to be.

Let us be reminded of the importance of being thankful. Chiefly, we need to recognize that "God is the giver of all good gifts" (Jas.1:17). As such, He deserves our gratitude. The psalmist declared "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation" (Ps.68:l9). Regarding God's goodness Paul preached "...he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filing our hears with food and gladness" (Acts 14:17).

May we not only see God's goodness toward us but also our utter dependence upon Him "...seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things...for in him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:25,28). It is the epitome of disrespect to ignore or forget everything God has done for us. The least we can do is convey our thanks to Him and live our lives in such a way that shows we love Him.

Tell God "thank you" everyday, not just one Thursday late in the year.