Though for us here in America, Thanksgiving is a time we celebrate each year where we take time out to fellowship, enjoy good food, and be grateful for what we have.
But as Christians, thanksgiving is not merely a holiday we celebrate once a year, rather its a lifestyle we live, communicate, and should be known for.
Such a life of thanksgiving is not based on circumstances, emotions, or a day of the week – it is to be the everyday “normal” of the Christian life.
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- Ephesians 5:4 – … neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
- Ephesians 5:20 – … giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ …
- Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
- Colossians 4:2 – Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving …
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
- Revelation 11:16-17 – And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, …”
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