“… …so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”” (2 Corinthians 4:15)
Thanksgiving is far more than a single day on our calendar. It is an attitude of appreciation for God’s love, provision, and endless kindness. We collectively express our heartfelt gratitude to Him as a celebration of our personal faith. The Apostle Paul wrote, “…we believe and therefore we speak.” (2 Corinthians 4:13)
Grace came to us from Calvary, changing our lives forever – so our gratitude comes from deep within our hearts. Because of the experience of billions, Heaven’s transforming message has been passed down from one century to the next. This is how the world’s multitude of past seekers have found the joy of salvation. God’s miracle of saving grace takes place in one heart after another as we share our Christian witness!
Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” Today and every day, the life-giving power of God’s Spirit (John 7:39) is energizing all those who have come to know Him. Streams do not labor, nor do they strain – they simply and serenely just keep flowing. In that same manner as our Savior’s witnesses, we are to pray, trust, and relax while watching the Holy Spirit do His work! His amazing river of grace and truth overflows the banks of our lives touching all those around us who hear how completely we love our Savior.
Thanksgiving Day has always been about our gratitude to God for His abundant provision and the countless blessings He has given us!
The Bible says we are to continually, “…be filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) Unless there is a restrictive dam of indifference, fear, or unconfessed sin – our love for God will steadily flow producing quiet inner peace and contentment. Our spiritual joy inspires our daily witness out of a positive attitude of profound appreciation.
As you prepare your heart for Thanksgiving, never be content with yesterday’s gratitude. Ask the Lord to give you a more sensitive, responsive, and focused heart that is prepared to do His will. Then you will experience new boldness as you tell others why you are so grateful! Remember, that the Lord Jesus, above everyone else, should be thanked on our knees for the amazing underserved gift of our salvation. As Paul so beautifully expressed it –
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
(2 Corinthians 9:15)
In The Great Commission,