Thanksgiving With Meaning

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It is the custom of many Christians to bow their heads in public places and give thanks for the food that has been placed before them. I have had scores of waiters and waitresses tell me that when we bowed our heads, it was the first time they had ever seen that happen in their restaurant.

Millions never pause to give a word of thanks to God for the food provided. Few homes have a moment of thanksgiving at the beginning of the meal or at any other time of the day. Even at Thanksgiving time only a minority will pause and give thanks to God.

Thanksgiving is recognition of a debt that cannot be paid. We express thanks, whether or not we are able otherwise to reimburse the giver. When thanksgiving is filled with true meaning and is not just the formality of a polite “thank you,” it is the recognition of dependence.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, I know that apart from You I can do nothing of lasting value. Help me to come to the end of self and allow You to control the reins of my life.

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  1. usha Patel says:

    Thank u Lord..

  2. diane says:

    Dear Mr. Graham, Thank you for running your race so beautifully as God intended. Thank you for being a stunning example of following Christ here on earth. I realize it is not any easier for you than for anyone else here on this earth and thank God for giving you the open doors that we could see you. May God give you His precious healing touch in Jesus mighty name. Happy Thanksgiving Mr. Graham.

  3. Janet Spaeth says:

    I am thankful to God for all the blessings He has bestowed upon me. Thank you Billy for your inspirational words.

  4. Margareta Cronholm says:

    To give thanks to the Lord, helps us when we are persecuted. And God delight in us!